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What got you into the space thing?

Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Sat Sep 10, 2005 8:08 pm
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Post Space . . . the final frontier   Posted on: Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:35 am
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Also, lots of classic Isaac Asimov, and other 1920's - science fiction.
The Shuttle, model rockets, imagination, etc. etc.

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Post    Posted on: Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:04 am
That, that was just a classic. Nice on, Shuki.

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Post    Posted on: Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:44 am
Yes middle aged men running around in torn lycra shirts will trying to suck their stomachs in and fighting what appeared to be an animated carpet (think it was called a Horta?) was much more enjoyable than the next generation that took itself far to seriously. :)

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Post    Posted on: Tue Nov 01, 2005 4:43 pm
moving this along a bit, startrek is cool! i don't care what people say! also have to say first contact is awesome!

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Post    Posted on: Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:59 pm
Sorry to shake up your little convention, but star trek is possibly one thing that caused me to back off in my interest of space. I suppose that was just a reaction to the seemingly mindless hype I saw around me.

What got me hooked initially was probably Loonie Toones, with Marvin the Martian. My fater was a land surveyor, and at night I would sneak out his transit, and set it up to look at the stars. I would then pretend that it was the huge telescope that Marvin had, and I was choosing my next destination.

I then began to play with model rockets (starting innocently with rocket cars that accidentally launched into the air), and gradually purposely aimed rocket-powered objects into the air. I suppose the vast difference between what I was building and what I saw on Star Trek may have influenced my distaste for the show, as well as encouraged my lessened interest in space.

While I was sporatically facinated by early video footage on computers (I had this great clip on a new thing called a CD Rom (on the Video for Windows 3.0 CD) that I watched many times, dreaming of what it would be like if I strapped hundreds of E-sized thrusters together and somehow ignited them at the same time), my real renewed interest didn't occur until the first real publicity of the international space station. Since then, I must say that I've been quite the addict - even suffering through the rare Star Trek episode - if I can't find the remote ;)

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Post How I got involved...   Posted on: Wed Nov 23, 2005 4:13 am
Well...
Between Star Wars, Star Trek, BSG (the original one), and a love for aviation since I can remember, space just seemed like the next natural step.

We've done what we can with aviation, now, let's tackle space. I started watching the X prize in mid 2003 or so. The idea of taking space back from the government appeals to me on so many levels. :twisted:

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Post    Posted on: Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:18 pm
Welcome to the forums Ronson! I took a quick look around your site and noticed it said you will be competing in Bigelow's competition... Any idea if we might be able to see some pictures/vehicle designs soon? We'd all love to see any progress you're making!

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Post    Posted on: Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:30 pm
I asked him for more information:
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We are a start-up space transport company. We are currently in the design and planning stages. Our plan is to be the "Southwest Airlines" of space. The philosophy is to buy and assemble the hardware, lease the space/services we need, and provide the very best in low cost personnel and cargo transportation service to, from, and in space, available. Similar to Southwest Airlines, we don't plan on building our vehicles, facilities or destinations ourselves (we are a transportation company, not a manufacturer, or a resort).


So I guess a posibility is, if they compete for the ASP, they will do so partnering with others who build the hardware.
If someone wins ASP, they will win a contract for suply as well, to the bigelow space station(s), so it's not only building hardware.

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Post    Posted on: Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:09 pm
What got me into space? Passion for the planets, since I can think back!
When I just started school, I was reading a space book intended for 12-year-olds. At twelve, I wanted a model rocket (no way, boy :( ). Of course, Star trek was cool too (so was Moon Base Alpha), but all of that was only consumed to fill an existing hunger. I never considered space a mere interest or hobby, that's why it was always clear to me I'd be a spacecraft engineer (if not a rocket scientist :wink:) - so there I am.

Somehow I don't think I'll be satisfied until all the mysteries of the Galaxy are ours to see, to visit and understand. :D

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Post    Posted on: Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:21 pm
Hello, sigurd,

what the quote says seems to mean that Ronson's ASP-plans are organized as a "virtual company".



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