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Blue moon lander for ksp as a mod possibly please?

Also why the heck is the hold 30 minutes long (But they did hold for 45 minutes on NS-14 so maybe same deal?) Anyways, NEW SHEPARD STEAKOUT

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3 minutes ago, GuessingEveryDay said:

Meanwhile the SpaceX fans are storming the YouTube chat. Man... I'm a SpaceX fanboy, but not that much! :awe:

Didn't they disable chat? I'm not seeing it on my stream.

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  • 2 weeks later...

 

You go to their website so you can sign up to learn how to buy the first seat in a few days.

Why not just tell people what it costs? How is it hype to wait days to find out? I guess if you have so much money it doesn't matter what it costs this video is for you.

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In fact ... let's think about who is trying to sell space tourism.

  • Jeff Bezos, richest guy in the world.
  • Elon Musk, also at times richest guy in the world.
  • Richard Branson, pretty rich guy also.

Does it ever seem like maybe their idea of what would be an affordable lark might be a little distorted?

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7 minutes ago, mikegarrison said:

In fact ... let's think about who is trying to sell space tourism.

  • Jeff Bezos, richest guy in the world.
  • Elon Musk, also at times richest guy in the world.
  • Richard Branson, pretty rich guy also.

Does it ever seem like maybe their idea of what would be an affordable lark might be a little distorted?

Gee, if only their plans didn’t also incorporate hundreds of other people in order to work at all, some of whom may be there specifically to proffer economic reality checks about potential market sizes... ;)

Ok that came out a bit snarky, but seriously, these guys don’t run their operations in a vacuum. They have people to tell them where that merge between “affordable” and “actually funds the operation” is. 

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14 minutes ago, CatastrophicFailure said:

Gee, if only their plans didn’t also incorporate hundreds of other people in order to work at all, some of whom may be there specifically to proffer economic reality checks about potential market sizes... ;)

Ok that came out a bit snarky, but seriously, these guys don’t run their operations in a vacuum. They have people to tell them where that merge between “affordable” and “actually funds the operation” is. 

Are you seriously trying to argue that space tourism isn't exclusively for the super-rich?

We don't know for sure yet what a ticket on New Shepard costs, but we know Virgin Galactic is pricing theirs at $250,000 for a flight. And that's supposedly a discounted "early adopter" price.

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16 minutes ago, mikegarrison said:

Does it ever seem like maybe their idea of what would be an affordable lark might be a little distorted?

Certainly true. That said, if they could fly NS for 10s of thousands a seat instead of 100s, they might actually broaden the market substantially.

I know people who have been saving up to try Everest, for example. Not poor by any stretch, but not rich, either.

(wanna say it's on the order of 50k)

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