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Space Tourism: A New Age of UFO's?

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posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 07:19 PM
Hi everyone,

I don't know how many of you have been keeping track of Virgin Galactic and the space tourism industry, but it seems to be that within the next year and half or so, public space flights will begin.

Virgin Galactic is already set to start flights of their sub-orbital rocket, Spaceship 2 by 2011. Here is a picture of what the rocket looks like:

Although that the initial ships will only be able to reach altitudes of about 100 km (International Space Station is about 330), it is only the beginning of a new age of space tourism.

Numerous companies already have plans for "space tourism", with visions such as orbital flights, space hotels, and even missions to the moon already put starting to be planned out.

If you want to learn more about what's being planned, start here at wikipedia and follow the links/sources:

Now we all know of the numerous NASA footage of UFO's from their space missions; not to mention probably the hundreds of film/photographs that have been edited. For those of you who don't, take a quick look at this video:

So when this new breed of "space tourists" start making their flights (cost is estimated to be around $200 000, eventually lowering to around $20 000, and perhaps even lower in the future), are they going to be seeing the same kind of UFO's that NASA has been seeing for the last 50 years?

What I'm trying to get at here is, is space tourism going to be the new age of UFO's?

And by UFO's, I mean everything that goes with them; sightings, close encounters, government cover-ups, men in black, ect.

For those of you wondering what kind of regulations are set in place for spaceflight, any kind of spaceflight from US soil must be approved by the Office of Commercial Space Transportation, which is a branch of the FAA, or US Federal Aviation Administration (This is the same administration that receives the majority of UFO sightings, and is known to have itself shredded highly valuable UFO reports).

So what are some of your thoughts about this idea of the "New Age of UFO's"?

[edit on 11/1/1010 by Monts]

posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 08:01 PM
maybe they'd do something like a safety announcement, since if you're statistically likely to see them and they know it, its best to adress it before the people see for themselves

"the exits are here and here and if you see any moving flashing lights, its just debris/ice/we're not sure but they're not craft"

although its something ive never thought about before, at least looking at peoples holiday pictures might finally be interesting.
s&f for a good topic to think about.

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[edit on 11-1-2010 by james420]

posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 08:07 PM

Originally posted by james420

although its something ive never thought about before, at least looking at peoples holiday pictures might finally be interesting.

That's a great point; I don't know how often I've almost fallen asleep looking at holiday pictures... Finally something other than funny looking trees and odd-looking buildings to look at.

posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 08:45 PM
VERY interesting concept. s/f

Maybe they have to sign NDAs

Really, it's not like the agency that approves this didn't know there were going to be `things' up there.

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 07:56 PM
Space travel will not be achieved with the present technology.
Going to the Moon may have been a stretch.
Even with the so called Tesla free energy UFO the prospects are dim.
Space destinations makes losers more the poker players.
So the destination must be determined.
SETI might be helpful in this regard.
Where do we go and why.
Still the environment may not be healthy in any space craft.

posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 08:15 PM
Sitings could easily be written off as "space sickness", or rocket launch induced vertigo leading to contagious mass hallucinations....Maybe the ptb can convince the ET's to, or have private companies, pay for ad space on some of the larger motherships....similar to this...

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