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NASA Wants in on Suborbital Space Rides

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posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 11:58 PM
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NASA Wants in on Suborbital Space Rides


dsc.discovery.com

Jan. 14, 2009 -- There's a new customer lining up for rides aboard commercial spaceships being designed to ferry passengers into suborbital space -- NASA.

No, the U. S. government isn't looking to break into the space tourism business -- at least not yet. But the agency is interested in what science can be done during the three- to five-minute suborbital hops.

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posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 11:58 PM
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This is cool and I wanted to share it! as far as the hope goes for space tourrism, it's still a bit of way off, but it's coming and as they allow more people other then astronauts up there, we'll get closer and closer to "regular" people geting to experience travel to space. I hope NASA jumps into full force and lets this next step take place, forget the red tape and just allow these people to go. Thats my two cents for what it's worth and I hope you enjoy this short article as I did, this is another immagination provoking story IMO hopfully it will not remain in that realm!

dsc.discovery.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 12:04 AM
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Thats part of NASA"s problem..everything has to be of a scientific nature..well no it doesnt.

Once those certian few in NASA get it out of their .s that space is nothing but for the scientific purposes, then space will open up in a big way, and even maybe help bring NASA back to its position it once held as an agency to look up to.


Cheers!!!!



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 12:14 AM
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Your right, and until they realize that space dosn't belong only to them, the "avreage Joe" dosn't have a shot in the dark at a short trip into the upper atmosphere.



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 12:18 AM
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Exactly! NASA never had this un-controllable appetite over science during Apollo, even tho Apollo was mostly scientific in its missions. But these missions included the public on a daily basis.

These days, NASA "excludes" the public by all its science this and science that. There is nothing wrong with science, but it is not the only thing that space has to offer.



Cheers!!!!



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 12:30 AM
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Well it should also be noted that the "powers that be' have a death grip over NASA so we can't place the intire blame on them, but most if not all for allowing themselves to be controlled while supposedly being a civillian agency.



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