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PhilipClark
07-28-2008, 11:42 AM
http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/07/28/live-from-virgin-galactic-we-visit-the-white-knight-2/#more-31333

Pretty cool.

Ashwin Pande
07-28-2008, 11:56 AM
Branson may be a loony sometimes... but he's the only loony who can get me into space!!

NickT
07-28-2008, 11:58 AM
Branson may be a loony sometimes... but he's the only loony who can get me into space!!
Sentry?

thatguyfromsyracuse
07-28-2008, 12:05 PM
Thats so cool! But, apparently I'm the only one in my store who thinks so. The other guys I work with, for some reason, think "just going into space" is lame.

How much does it cost though? Did I miss it in the article?

PhilipClark
07-28-2008, 12:06 PM
Pretty sure the price tag is in the millions.

GelfXIII
07-28-2008, 12:09 PM
Sign me up!

GelfXIII
07-28-2008, 12:10 PM
Pretty sure the price tag is in the millions.

Pretty sure it's not. Last I heard it was going to be less than 10k per passenger.

PhilipClark
07-28-2008, 12:11 PM
Pretty sure it's not. Last I heard it was going to be less than 10k per passenger.

Wow, that's great. I must have some outdated info.

PhilipClark
07-28-2008, 12:12 PM
From LA Times Online:


More than 250 wanna-be astronauts have paid $200,000 for a chance to float weightless in space, which could happen by the end of this decade.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-spaceship29-2008jul29,1,2831898.story

GelfXIII
07-28-2008, 12:12 PM
Wow, that's great. I must have some outdated info.

You were probably thinking of the space "tourists" that go up to the ISS on the Russian ticket. That costs 20 mil/per.

Ben
07-28-2008, 12:12 PM
I have no interest in going into space.

bartleby
07-28-2008, 12:14 PM
I think the time is ripe for a sequel to ARMAGEDDON.