Thursday, June 2, 2011

On Space Tourism

How can I make my own spaceship? | Straight Dope | Creative Loafing Atlanta:
"Not to get all heavy on you, but that's why I'm down on the prospects for space travel in general: It's too hard. Sure, NASA wants to turn its space transport chores over to private companies, and there's a decent chance that'll happen. We'll have plenty of commercial satellites, the occasional space probe, maybe someday a Mars mission. And there'll always be bored billionaires willing to bankroll the latest venture into the unknown. But space tourism, popularly priced lunar flybys, that kind of thing ... sorry, I don't see the business case. Then again, that's Mr. Practical talking. Mr. Starry-eyed Dreamer says: Prove me wrong."

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