Space Tourism - well almost - The VSS Enterprise

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I'm actually surprised about the lack of general publicity on this venture.

The company - Virgin

Funding - tick
Relevant background - tick
Secured landing area - tick
Launch craft - tick
High altitude capsule - tick
Maiden flight - tick


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and I believe there are around 300 people already lined up for the $200k tickets
 

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What kicked it all off six years ago

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The media will only become interested when something goes wrong
 

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Topper said:
The media will only become interested when something goes wrong

Sadly Topper, I have to agree. This project is just the sort of thing that 'Tomorrows World' would have lapped up and brought to a wider audience. It seems that unless you are a 'celebrity' or a 'wannabee celeb' or even better a no talent, no personality, failed 'celeb' the media isn't interested. I think it's a sad indictment of todays society.

Sorry, minor rant over!!
 

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You'd think that being named "Enterprise" would pull us trekkies in... :-rofl2

Hasn't got the right sort of sticky-outy bits though, can't be the Enterprise without a saucer section and a pair of nacelles poking out of an engineering section... :p
 

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Hasn't got the right sort of sticky-outy bits though, can't be the Enterprise without a saucer section and a pair of nacelles poking out of an engineering section... :p

Just takes some 'enterprising' geek with Photoshop.

Besides the spaceport is going to be saucer shaped.
 

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2cvbloke said:
You'd think that being named "Enterprise" would pull us trekkies in... :-rofl2

Apparently Richard Branson offered a free ride on the inaugral flight to William Shatner. However he turned it down because, "I do want to go up but I need guarantees I'll definitely come back." Not exactly going boldly then!
 

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They could always have the transporter on standby.
 

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Just takes some 'enterprising' geek with Photoshop.

Besides the spaceport is going to be saucer shaped.

Looks more Romulan Warbird than saucer... :p
 

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Well, he didn't look particularly amused after getting out of the capsule.

But, boldly gone. :Y
 
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