posted on May, 20 2008 @ 07:37 PM
The linked blog doesn't get around to mentioning how, exactly, Virgin Galactic and/or EADS Astrium plan on using their spacecraft to "escape"
anything. Virgin Galactic's White Knight 2
and EADS Astrium's
still-officially-unnamed space plane
are both sub-orbital; neither will spend more than
a few minutes in space before re-entering the Earth's atmosphere.
There have only been 477
humans who have traveled into space since Gagarin; the
idea that these "elites" (whoever they are) are suddenly and miraculously going to escape Earth in massive numbers sometime in the next 4 years is
NOTE: Edited because, apparently, I couldn't be bothered to close my HTML tags...
[edit on 20-5-2008 by PhloydPhan]