German flight set to take off with comet tourists

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posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 09:41 AM
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German flight set to take off with comet tourists


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A German travel agency is selling tickets for a flight to give 88 astronomy buffs a close-up view of one of two rare comets expected to pass Earth this year.
Eclipse Travel, based in Bonn, has joined charter agency Air Partner and airline Air Berlin to organize flight AB1000 on March 16 as comet Pan-STARRS passes through the solar system, 100 million miles from Earth.

The last comet to dazzle Earth's night-time skies was Comet Hale-Bopp, which visited in 1997. Comet 17P/Holmes made a brief ap
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posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 09:41 AM
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This will be an amazing event for those that get the seats. It is moderately inexpensive so I imagine the seats will be gone in no time

While viewing from an airplane window is okay, I would have hoped they could put a glass viewing port somewhere on the plane but I imagine that would not have been cost effective

The question is; who will be on the observation plane the day the coment takes out life as we know it?

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posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 10:30 AM
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The question is; who will be on the observation plane the day the coment takes out life as we know it?


Now that's the spirit! That's why I return to ATS day after day. It's not the engaging chat and intellectual challenge contained in every new page. It's that insuppressible optimism found from the lowest new user to the highest in admin. Yup. No disaster can get us down. No comet will put a hitch in our step!

It'll just wipe out life as we know it.


Hey, wouldn't it be ironic if the people paying all the money to have the best view, got hit by a meteorite fragment? You could say they got more than they paid for and actually became a part of history, rather than observers to it. Hmm.. The irony would be impossible to miss anyway.



posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 10:33 AM
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Makes you wonder if the plane is at least decent in maneuverability doesn't it?



I would want to see test results..



posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 02:30 PM
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Bet it is spendy and not worth it...

I would love to take a sub-orbital flight however!



posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 02:36 PM
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Doom porn....YAY!!

List of passengers is (last names)

Rockafeller
Rothschild
Carnegie
Obama
Bush
3 are listed as a group called NWO??
Pope Benedict
ATS MODS???? Hey what the eff ATS MODS??

That last name on there really struck me as odd......


You are in on it? /sarcasm



posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 02:56 PM
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"But at an altitude of 11,000 meters you are most likely above the clouds. The air there is thinner, clearer and cleaner, which enables better observation of the comet."


Lets see. What to do with 600 dollars...Decisions, decisions...

Look at the comet through a scratched-up plane _

or...

Fly to Palm Springs, drive a few minutes out of town to view the comet in a clear night sky, have dinner, spend the night, and get in a round of golf the next day.





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