NASA to open International Space Station to tourists

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MJ5150, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
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  2. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I'll sign up for a Mars trip. The ISS? No thank you. Orbit shmorbit. I wanna go to another planet.
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  3. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

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  4. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    Great, so now even if you go to *space* you can’t avoid tourists?!
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  5. Can I get a smoking room up there?
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  6. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    I'm not going unless I can bring my bass and my bike. Upright bass.
  7. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    Northern KY
    Cab fan, hobbyist
    Has the Space-X "customer" picked his travel companions yet?

    Does NASA. (Or ISS oversight or whomever) require a level of competency for such a person? It would seem that the price is quite reasonable to a whole lot of folks I wouldnt trust to roam around on such a complex and somewhat cobbled together piece of hardware. What do the other countries involved have to say about this? One moron who doesn't follow the rules and it isn't just NASA losing.
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  8. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown

    Feb 16, 2011
    Funny you would mention this. As i read the OP, my minds eye was flooded by an image of a corpulent young squire with his hands on a giant red lever marked “SELF DESTRUCT TRIGGER. DO NOT PULL UNLESS TUMBLING OUT OF CONTROL TOWARD EARTH” as he looks around to see if anyone is watching him.
  9. The flight price is not inclusive of the compulsory training you must pay for and pass.
  10. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
    Well, don't forget that you have to pay $60M to get there. That reduce the number of possible candidates.
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