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Posted: 6/17/2003 12:30:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/17/2003 12:37:16 PM EDT by ArmdLbrl]
Burt Rutan of Voyager fame has begun in atmosphere testing of his X prize contestant by the way:[url]http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/technology/rutan_tested_030531.html[/url] So: [url]http://www.space.com/php/popup/poll/noad_poll_homepage.php[/url] In the next year? In the next five years? Never, it will always be science fiction.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 12:34:26 PM EDT
w/i 10 years
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 12:34:41 PM EDT
After I finally get my RATO bottles and my Camaro and a REALLY big ramp built I am gonna win the X-prize
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 12:39:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ANGST: After I finally get my RATO bottles and my Camaro and a REALLY big ramp built I am gonna win the X-prize
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You would have better odds of getting there than these people [url]http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/technology/gct_xprize_030615.html[/url] They are going to lift themselves into space with their [i]chi[/i]. Use the Force Luke!
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 12:44:45 PM EDT
It will be a while. I say about 30 years.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 12:46:38 PM EDT
The Rutan's are some hella smart people. they will do it real soon. the plane they built to launch their space veichle is pretty cool too. Ben, The Emu
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 12:46:53 PM EDT
who cares about space ships? i want a robot maid/sex slave! goddamn, the jetsons gave me an entitlement complex.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 12:55:39 PM EDT
I really doubt it will be in the United States. NASA pretty much has a monopoly on space exploration and any private interest in going to outerspace is pretty much regulated away. When it happens, it will be in a country that does not levy such restrictions on its citizens.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 12:59:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/17/2003 1:02:42 PM EDT by ArmdLbrl]
YOU want to have sex with the Jetsons maid? Damn you are wierd. I could understand if she looked like this: [img]http://www.corneredangel.com/mahoromatic/complete1.jpg[/img] But not a rolling fridge with a toster for a head...
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 1:01:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/17/2003 1:09:50 PM EDT by ArmdLbrl]
Originally Posted By N_Viejo: I really doubt it will be in the United States. NASA pretty much has a monopoly on space exploration and any private interest in going to outerspace is pretty much regulated away. When it happens, it will be in a country that does not levy such restrictions on its citizens.
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Ok sure, uh huh, tell that to Burt Rutan. There are 22 official entrants in the X prize and although they come from all over the industrialized world, the largest single group are from the US. There are actually no restrictions really. [img]http://space.com/images/rutan_spaceshipone_link_02.jpg[/img] Captive test of Rutan spacecraft slung under its launch vheicle.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 1:32:07 PM EDT
You talking about manned flight? If not call Lockheed Martin or Boeing and tell them you want a bigass rocket to haul your deathray or geosynchronous widget up into orbit. Mention my name and you might get a discount.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 1:33:35 PM EDT
I'd be willing to put money on the White Knight/Space Ship One winning the X-prize by the centenial of kitty hawk later this year. I am hoping that the someone winning the X prize will start a renisance in Astronautics like what happened to transcontinetal flight after Lindburgs flight.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 1:36:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ArmdLbrl: YOU want to have sex with the Jetsons maid? Damn you are wierd.
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what can i say? i like a little junk in the trunk.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 1:46:57 PM EDT
If you're talking passenger/recreation, then I'd say w/in 5 years. If you're talking commercial, these guys are already up & running. [url]http://www.sea-launch.com[/url] I believe they are one of the few, if not the only, non-government delivery option.
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 2:05:47 PM EDT
Very soon. Russia taking people with enough money up into space is just the first start. I am sure that there are commercial ventures working with Russia right now to reinvent space travel. Once commercial interests get involved, you will see spacecraft getting up there faster, cheaper, and better. It's just a matter of time. I am very grateful to NASA for what they have done so far...but really, it's time to get a grip, and let other entities get in on the action. Can you imagine....a huge prison system being set up on mars.....Wow...I bet that THAT would deter most criminals... [:)]
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 2:10:30 PM EDT
Bob Truax already did it back in '83?,'84?
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 2:15:06 PM EDT
In the next year. Besides Rutan's group, there are a couple other groups planning commercial operation in the next year (by commercial, I refer to launching stuff into orbit for profit with a non-government-built launch vehicle, NOT necessarily passenger carrying) -FOTBR
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 2:21:47 PM EDT
i think dr zarkoff already has one made, he is just waiting for ming the merciless to aim his ray gun at earth, then flash, dr zarkoff will get into their spaceship team up with the birdmen from mongo and save the earth. as long as they stay away from mings daughter, man she is hot
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