Richard Branson Says He’s Going to Send People Into Space by Christmas

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Are you fucking nuts!?

Yes, Damn the risk, I need something to talk about at dinner parties.
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No, I like living. And making fun of idiots at dinner parties.
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Only if it's going to a dinner party on Planet X.
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Richard Branson Says He’s Going to Send People Into Space by Christmas

Post by Rob Lister » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:20 am

Richard Branson Says He’s Going to Send People Into Space by Christmas

Billionaire Richard Branson really, really wants you to believe he’s going to send people to space—and soon. In a new interview with CNN, the Virgin Group founder now says he’s “reasonably confident” his spaceflight company can beat out competitors like Blue Origin and SpaceX with crewed trips to space before Christmas.
https://gizmodo.com/richard-branson-say ... 1830794784

These folks are paying $200K to ride up, touch 'space', and ride back down.

google tells me 535 people have 'gone to space', suborbital, orbital, etc.

google tells me 18 people have died trying.

that's 3.4%

this agrees nicely with this dataset of all launch failures
http://www.spacelaunchreport.com/logsum.html

So if I had a spare $200K, I'd pay that much not to go. At least until the risk is a couple of orders of magnitude less. Like less than dying in an auto accident (0.017%). So would Christa McAuliffe, in retrospect. I'd feel differently if there was some good reason for going. Christa is uncertain.

So, the question before you is: Are you fucking nuts!

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Re: Richard Branson Says He’s Going to Send People Into Space by Christmas

Post by ed » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:32 pm

How about who we would pay for to take the ride?
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Re: Richard Branson Says He’s Going to Send People Into Space by Christmas

Post by xouper » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:57 am

Rob Lister wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:20 am
So, the question before you is: Are you fucking nuts!
No.

But you, clearly, are a fucking sissy.

Stay home. The streets are a dangerous place: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=38050

Stay off the golf course.

Get rid of all sharp objects in your house.

Sissy.

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