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Old 07-17-2006, 07:46 PM   #1
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Virgin Galactic plans space flights by 2008

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FARNBOROUGH, England - Former soap star Victoria Principal, designer Philippe Starck and a senior member of an unidentified royal family have all bought tickets for the world's first tourist space flights planned for 2008.

Virgin Group, owned by billionaire businessman and part-time daredevil Richard Branson, said on Monday it was on track to launch the sub-orbital flights for the year after next and had sold tickets to its first 150 passengers.

Its commercial spaceline, called Virgin Galactic, said in a news conference at the Farnborough International Airshow near London that it had collected $15.6 million in deposits for the flights which cost $200,000 per ticket.
$200,000
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5 minutes weightlessness
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Old 07-17-2006, 07:49 PM   #2
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Eh, no. I think I'll wait till I can fly through space in my own little space ship and take a visit to a giant space city.
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Old 07-17-2006, 09:40 PM   #3
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Well I dunno...maybe if I had you know, $200,000 burning a hole in my pocket....
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Cool, but I think it would be better served paying off student loans and putting a down payment on a house.
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What if it was $20,000?

or

say $2000.?
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What if it was $20,000?

or

say $2000.?
Move the decimal point a bit. If it were $20.00, I'd think about it.

And then decide I'd rather just spend that $20 on buying half of the week's groceries instead.
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I'd not do it for free. I'd not do it if someone paid me $200,000. I couldn't do it. I went to the international airport on Sunday to try and get used to planes before I fly to England in October, and they nearly made me sick just from the observation deck. Humans were not meant to fly.
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I'd do it for $2000.
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Move the decimal point a bit. If it were $20.00, I'd think about it.

And then decide I'd rather just spend that $20 on buying half of the week's groceries instead.
I agree. I have zero interest in space flights.
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Old 07-18-2006, 12:06 AM   #11
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I'd not do it for free. I'd not do it if someone paid me $200,000. I couldn't do it. I went to the international airport on Sunday to try and get used to planes before I fly to England in October, and they nearly made me sick just from the observation deck. Humans were not meant to fly.
Same deal for me. I even get nervous when people I know fly. I've done it, but hate it.

So the answer to the initial question is no.
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If I could afford it, yeah. Before they turn it into Las Vegas or a cruise ship in orbit.
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Old 07-18-2006, 03:09 AM   #13
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Scary!

and i don't think i'd ever have $200,000 burning a hole in my pocket! And if i did, a personal appearance by U2 at my house would be further up the list then this!
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What about the teleporting they promised us we'd be doing by now???? At least that's meant to be free!
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If I had the money and they were going right now, I'd buy a one way ticket. No annoying people allowed to live with me there.

I'd be scared out of my mind but happy to be out of this messed up world. Do they have high speed net and jacuzzis there?


Victoria Principal could do my makeup, and I'd buy a ticket for Johnny Depp to come along too
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