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Come on ... If you have excess of $150mil in cash and assets, don't tell me you won't do it if your only child begs you for it??
The thing is with this type of millionaire, you won't find many misers cause money is earned, not saved. Most of them are big risk takers.
it's a matter of proportions of finance. if you have $100 million, what's $1 million to travel in space when you have already given, say, $10 million to charity? assuming it's your hard-earned money (and not stolen money), you deserve your small moments of happiness too. it isn't much different from us (photographers) who spend on gear and travel to capture beautiful photos because it's our own little source of happiness when we click that shutter. does that mean we should all sell our gear instead for more charitable causes?
and to answer TS's question, IF i have the means and opportunity, i don't see why not.
a Nikon body, some lenses, a flash, and a whole lot of dusty photos
a family of four going for a chartered flight in a 6 seater spaceship.
Looks like he might be bringing a videographer and a photographer with them.
quick guys... prepare your space flight portfolio and show it to him...
Well done, i hope more Singaporeans can afford to do so soon, hopefully from this forum. Everyone should try to go to space at least once, that is living.
This commercial space flight is not up to NASA standards. It is just vapourware at this stage. They TALK about it.
Profit motive is priority here. How safe is it?
Even NASA space shuttle can explode. Another space shuttle burned on re-entry.
Apollo 1 burned.
Apollo 13 almost cannot come back.
French Ariane space rocket exploded.
Indian space rocket exploded.
Whole family flying on this?
Can wipe out the whole family.
It is not like they are orbiting the earth.
So what is the excitement?
That's actually US$1,000,000 to experience between three to five minutes of free fall.
Anyway an approximately 2 weeks stay aboard the ISS cost anywhere between US$20,000,000 to US$30,000,000 and so far seven people have paid for it.
Whoaa.. it's a good experience to get to see the outer space. How i wish i am their children.... But i am afraid that the children cannot take the pressure when it depart from earth. (not sure got sure pressure a not).
hmm, i would spend the money to go to space if i have that much to spare with. Astronomy/space/Universe have always been my interest.
But this virgin flight is BS one. It don't really take you out to space, just sub-orbit. Re-entering into the atmosphere will be quite dangerous.
The weightlessness only last 6 mins. Also, even if you have the money, your health might not be able to stand the force of the flight xD
I believe that is not a rocket, it should be a super high stratospheric flight path than render you so near to the space. If you are not going up vertically to escape gravity, your body don't need to take on that kind of extreme G force.Originally Posted by Fezqu
For those who have yet seen this clip. 4.8M page view already
Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS
by Michael König
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i hope they bring more than a p&s or phone camera.....