Virgin Reveals World's First Commercial Spaceship

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CoryInJapan

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Hmmm so this is what we do when our state is in debt...Make a billion dollar commercial space craft...Hey maybe it will bring in lots of tourism to repay the cost of ship then help fill california's debt..or wait...huh?
 

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I don't know...

Something tells me I don't want to be on the first ride into space on that huge monster. The concept is awesome, the reality of things that can go wrong is just to scary! I would be like "Bones" from the new Star Trek movie.
 

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I'd hate to be one of the very first passengers to be on that flight. I wouldn't trust it for a second until it has made 1-2 years of flight. Don't feel like getting blown up here.
 

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[citation][nom]El_Capitan[/nom]300 people = hot demand?[/citation]It does when each person is paying $200,000. Granted the startup costs are extreme, but this aircraft (hopefully) is designed to last many years and I can imagine the demand would only increase as time goes on, IF they don't scare everyone off by then with a minor catastrophe.

 

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[citation][nom]CoryInJapan[/nom]Hmmm so this is what we do when our state is in debt...Make a billion dollar commercial space craft...Hey maybe it will bring in lots of tourism to repay the cost of ship then help fill california's debt..or wait...huh?[/citation]

This is not California's plane. Its Virgin ATlantic's.
 

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[citation][nom]sunflier[/nom]But will it make the jump to hyperspace and the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs?[/citation]

Great kid! Don't get penis-y!
 

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[citation][nom]logitic[/nom]I don't know...Something tells me I don't want to be on the first ride into space on that huge monster. The concept is awesome, the reality of things that can go wrong is just to scary! I would be like "Bones" from the new Star Trek movie.[/citation]
what do you mean "new" star trek movie ... the character bones has always had a technology phobia , all teh old moviesa dn the series
 

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Colonel Sandurz: Prepare ship for light speed.
Dark Helmet: No, no, no, light speed is too slow.
Colonel Sandurz: Light speed, too slow?
Dark Helmet: Yes, we're gonna have to go right to ludicrous speed.
 

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now im not an expert in aerodynamics or indeed rocket science, but i reckon it definitely needs more engines, c'mon - four cant be enough.....
 

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[citation][nom]will_chellam[/nom]now im not an expert in aerodynamics or indeed rocket science, but i reckon it definitely needs more engines, c'mon - four cant be enough.....[/citation]

If I remember correctly this is the mothership.

It will carry a rocket powered plance under it. This thing will fly super high, release the rocket plane which is the one that will go to space.
 

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[citation][nom]sunflier[/nom]But will it make the jump to hyperspace and the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs?[/citation]
but can it go to ludicrous speed?!
 
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