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Wed Oct 13, 2021, 07:45 PM

This whole "tourists in space" crap will end as soon as one of those dick rockets blow up

Let the wagering begin as to whom people would most like to see "go down with the ship".

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Reply This whole "tourists in space" crap will end as soon as one of those dick rockets blow up (Original post)
traitorsgalore Oct 13 OP
PortTack Oct 13 #1
brooklynite Oct 13 #3
JHB Oct 13 #24
brooklynite Oct 13 #2
JHB Oct 13 #25
brooklynite Oct 13 #26
JHB Oct 13 #28
brooklynite Oct 13 #29
Orrex Oct 14 #30
JHB Oct 14 #31
brooklynite Oct 14 #34
krispos42 Oct 14 #38
Budi Oct 13 #4
FreeState Oct 13 #5
Initech Oct 13 #21
CrackityJones75 Oct 13 #6
jimfields33 Oct 13 #7
JohnSJ Oct 13 #8
Hekate Oct 13 #9
Thomas Hurt Oct 13 #10
Hekate Oct 13 #18
alphafemale Oct 13 #11
Mr.Bill Oct 13 #12
luv2fly Oct 13 #13
Sherman A1 Oct 13 #14
relayerbob Oct 13 #15
Happy Hoosier Oct 13 #16
OAITW r.2.0 Oct 13 #17
hardluck Oct 13 #19
tritsofme Oct 13 #20
Initech Oct 13 #22
Initech Oct 13 #23
Patton French Oct 13 #27
Zeitghost Oct 14 #32
obnoxiousdrunk Oct 14 #36
Saboburns Oct 14 #33
Baitball Blogger Oct 14 #35
Raine Oct 14 #37
Shrek Oct 14 #39

Response to traitorsgalore (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 07:48 PM

1. Right..and it will..accidents happen

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Response to PortTack (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 07:53 PM

3. Good thing spaceflight didn't end after the Challenger explosion.....

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:57 PM

24. Although the "civilians in space" program did,...

...which is the more relevant point for a program whose intended major revenue stream is space tourism.

There will be a lot fewer individuals willing to fork over the bill after an explosion and attendant deaths of passengers. That gap will expand exponentially if there is more than one explosion and attendant deaths of passengers.



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Response to traitorsgalore (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 07:52 PM

2. And people will stop flying the next time there's a plane crash?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 09:03 PM

25. Given that this is the "early years", which for aviation would be the mid 19-teens and early 20s...

...yes. Prominent crashes will put people off. Won't stop everything, but if your business plan is geared for big-spenders out for a thrill, your pool of customers may shrink dramatically if they start contemplating that a 1-way trip is entirely possible.

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Response to JHB (Reply #25)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 09:13 PM

26. Take a look at "The Spirit of St. Louis".....

When Lindbergh was preparing to fly to Paris, a French team took off from Paris, and disappeared (presumed dead) thereafter. Lindbergh didnít delay his departure.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #26)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 10:17 PM

28. Lindbergh was not a rich dilettante on a joyride.

Besos' hoped-for customer base is.

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Response to JHB (Reply #28)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:49 PM

29. People didn't stop flying Concorde after the Aur France crash.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #29)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 12:18 AM

31. Neither the Concord, nor aviation in general, were new by then

Also, Concords were airliners with actual destinations, even if they catered to deeper-pocketed clientele. The people who bought tickets wanted to get somewhere, just faster.

So again, this is not a valid comparison to Besos' space-(really more "upper atmosphere" ) tourism business model, which relies on brief joyrides.

One mission that goes wrong and results in the death of the paying passengers will be a huge blow to his business model. If there's a string of failures, a much bigger word than "blow" will be appropriate.

Remember, as long as the price tag is tied to "rich idiot burning cash" territory, it's at the mercy of rich idiots.

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Response to JHB (Reply #31)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 12:26 AM

34. Neither is manned space flight...

Virgin Galactic had a fatal crash in the test phase. Has it stopped people from signing up?

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Response to JHB (Reply #25)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 06:00 AM

38. A third of the people climbing Mt Everest die

If anything, it's making the climb even more popular

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Response to traitorsgalore (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 07:53 PM

4. WTF. Really?

Ffs.

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Response to traitorsgalore (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 07:54 PM

5. I hope not

Those companyís have workforces who have good jobs that would be lost (not only that the space tourism part is just a fraction of their business).

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Response to FreeState (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:46 PM

21. Agreed!

My company does a lot of work for one, though I can't say which because of non disclosure agreements.

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Response to traitorsgalore (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 07:54 PM

6. Geezuz....

Are you for real?

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Response to traitorsgalore (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 07:56 PM

7. I swear. Airplanes never would have happened had the internet been around then

Nor trains or cars, etc.

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Response to traitorsgalore (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 07:57 PM

8. It will be a reality one day. I suspect when those who sailed in the primitive ships in the ocean,

or the flights of the Wright brothers, etc. some thought the same thing

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Response to traitorsgalore (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 07:58 PM

9. Cheery thought. Old exploratory sailing vessels used to sink with some regularity...

Ö as they tried to make it around the globe. If scurvy didnít get you, vicious weather would.

What ails you?

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Response to traitorsgalore (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:07 PM

10. Several of those corporate rockets have blown up during testing...check youtube.

just like many NASA rockets blew up during testing.

Capitalism has its greedy little paws on space and it isn't going anywhere.

It was in fact inevitable.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:43 PM

18. Capitalism drove hundreds of years of sailing exploration in search of new trade routes

Curiosity has always been with us ó and so has the profit motive.

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Response to traitorsgalore (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:14 PM

11. That is a horrible thing to wish for

Seriously messed up

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Response to traitorsgalore (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:16 PM

12. Will the entire Trump family fit

in one of those rockets?

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Response to traitorsgalore (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:31 PM

13. What a horrible post n/t

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Response to luv2fly (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:33 PM

14. You are being far too charitable

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Response to traitorsgalore (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:41 PM

15. I hate cars, too.

Why them folks gone scare my horses and knock my cart over.

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Response to traitorsgalore (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:42 PM

16. Wow. NT

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Response to traitorsgalore (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:42 PM

17. Well, this post ain't going into space. nt

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Response to traitorsgalore (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:44 PM

19. You seem giddy by the prospect

What a disturbing post.

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Response to traitorsgalore (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:45 PM

20. This is some sick shit right here.

Grow up.

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Response to traitorsgalore (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:50 PM

23. This is a really terrible post. Delete this.

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Response to traitorsgalore (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 09:15 PM

27. Oh, such an unpleasant thought.

Best not said out loud.

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Response to traitorsgalore (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 12:19 AM

32. I remember a day

when liberals championed technology, curiosity and exploration into the unknown. Now some cheer for the disasters that sometimes come when boundaries are tested.

Then again, maybe it's always been there and the anonymity of the internet brings out the worst of some people.

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Response to Zeitghost (Reply #32)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 12:33 AM

36. Those were the days when

Liberals had their lights on for Halloween and candy for the kids.

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Response to traitorsgalore (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 12:23 AM

33. You couldn't be more wrong.

SMDH

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Response to traitorsgalore (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 12:26 AM

35. Wow. Dark.

Everyone knows there is risk involved. Hopefully they will retire the rocket long before it fails due to metal stress.

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Response to traitorsgalore (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 04:24 AM

37. What a sick post, disgusting. 👎🙄 nt

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Response to traitorsgalore (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 07:32 AM

39. The Titanic ended cruising once and for all

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