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Old 12-17-2011, 03:58 PM   #1
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This is beyond cool.


And make no mistake. They will succeed at this.


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Old 12-18-2011, 02:12 AM   #2
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Not only will they succeed but they will do so at well under what the government spends on NASA.



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If ol' Howard Huges was still alive, this would be the "Spruce Goose II". I so hope they succeed - the only way space travel will truly become viable is for major Industry to get into the act. Only they have the deep pockets to fund the initial investments in bases, fuels, and other upfront costs. Show them that huge profits can be gotten 'out there', then just get out of their way! We'll have a Starbucks on Mars before you know it.......

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I think that it would be cool if they made it safe and affordable. Maybe build a space resort and hotel,that would be a b@dass vacation. That would definately be something that i would love to do

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Yeah, great. Land on Mars and trash it with a Starbucks.
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Just think about shooting competitions in space! Virtually no gravity= no bullet drop. It would take a lot less skill to shoot a mile and hit your target.

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yeah, but the recoil would send you into the Sun.
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yeah, but the recoil would send you into the Sun.
True, maybe a wall behind you to keep you from flying off?
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True, maybe a wall behind you to keep you from flying off?
Anchored on what?

Also, I have heard people ask if a gun would fire in a vacuum because there is no oxygen. It will because the propellants are self-oxidizing, but 100% of your load data would be for nothing.
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It would be cool if the video covered re-entry of the spacecraft after the mission is complete. I presume it would be a splashdown in the ocean?? Also, how far off in the future will they have a functional prototype?



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