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Richard Branson and his children are due to fly in his company's spaceship on its first commercial flight currently slated for 2014.
"If we can make significant progress on the challenge of reusable space access then I think that opens up all kinds of opportunities in the future," he said.
Space Tourism Company...
On the heels of SpaceX's vision of a human colony on Mars, here's another idea for people who think of outer space the way the rest of us think of Hawaii: a space-tourism startup is selling trips to the moon at $750 million each.
The company, known as Golden Spike, actually has good pedigree: former NASA science administrator Alan Stern is working on the business.
I was reading a thread just now and someone mentioned getting hold of an adequate means of leaving earth and spreading out into the universe, it got me thinking about this and what it would take to actually achieve this. So my question to all you lovely people today for arguments sake is.......if you built a ship capable of leaving earth and protected you on your journey through space, what rules are there with the concerns of say nasa, the government, and people that 'control' the skies?
Would they let you leave? Would they shoot you down if you had no means to respond to there 'who goes there?' I'm sure most people have dreamed of building there own rocket ship and shooting off into space, but first of all would they let you leave??????
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