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How Much Would You Pay to Go to Space

Posted by: whoa182 - Mon Oct 11, 2004 4:30 am
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Post How Much Would You Pay to Go to Space   Posted on: Mon Oct 11, 2004 4:30 am
Im not sure if this has been discussed but i would like to know how much money would you guys Spend to go into Space. What do you think a reasonable price range would be and how much would you pay?

Personaly, id pay anything upto 10,000 Pounds (GBP) to go fly sub-orb...

Do you think it would be possible for Sub orbital flight costing that much in the future, say 5-10 years?


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Post    Posted on: Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:23 am
It's possible that you'll be able to pay less, go higher and stay longer in less than five years.

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Post    Posted on: Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:33 pm
There are 2 types of people. Some will say, "I can't afford it." Others will say, "How can I afford it?"

Regular sub-orbital flight is probably more than 2-6 years away. Everyone has the ability to say, "How can I afford it?"

Personally, the answer is: Whatever it takes when regular suborbital flights begin, if I build my own business rather work as an employee to make money for someone else.

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Post    Posted on: Thu Oct 28, 2004 9:24 pm
I'd be willing to plunk down $20K in 5yrs for a flight!


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Post    Posted on: Fri Oct 29, 2004 7:21 am
I say about 15-20 grand a flight, but Im not sure that will be possible until they have at least 100 or so ships from different private companies up in space.
Its a whole new market, they are all going to compete sometime..

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Post    Posted on: Fri Oct 29, 2004 1:22 pm
The real question is, how much would your wife allow you to spend on a space flight! The answer is "less".


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Post    Posted on: Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:29 am
Me, Im willing IF I could Id pay about 5000 for a Sub Orbital trip & 10K to Mars or 20K to Mars IF in Hibernation Mode unless wecan get to Mars at 75,000 mps speed.
Space must be competitive to be effective.
I call for:
1. Orbital Hotels, Condoes.
2. Lunar shuttle system from HEO.
3. Lunar Base & or Orbital Lunar hotel complex.
4. Transspace Mars liner to carry 300 to Mars.
5. Mars Hotel.
6. Orbital Mars Hotel complex.

I call for 50 passenger suborbital shuttleplane fleet into Space & about 20 such planes worldwide by VirginGalactic or other.
This is doable.
PS: Note book High Frontier, written in 1975 by late Dr Gerald K O Niell for Space commerce roles.


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Post    Posted on: Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:37 pm
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Sure its possible... But if you are calling for that before you go to space, I think you'll be waiting a LOT longer than the rest of us will be!

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Post    Posted on: Fri Nov 19, 2004 8:40 am
When I made a journey to Ecuador nineteen years ago I had to pay around 1,800 German Marks for the tickets. I stayed four weeks there and had 700 $ available for living there, hotel and travels - 700 $ were less than 333 German Marks that year.

So let's say that I would pay 2,500 German Marks perhaps - a little bit more than 1,250 Euro.

But that tiem I just had my university diploma and no employment yet. So perhaps I would double up to 2,500 Euro perhaps - may be 3,000 Euro.

But we are talking about a suborbital flight - too much money for that not because of the adventure but in comparison to my income.



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