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Would you spend £17K to visit space?

Discussion in 'transport' started by not-bono-ever, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    If the dole would pay for it,some sort of back to work scheme perhaps.
  2. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    If I had the money I wouldn't think twice about doing this.:D
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  3. Riklet

    Riklet procrastinación

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  4. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

  5. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards Food please.

    Oh yes.

    Sadly, I suspect I would have to pass some sort of medical first and pay a huge insurance premium. But, if it was just 17K and a few bottles of red with something to smoke...

    I suspect there would be a very long waiting list of richer, better placed people anyway.
  6. kwaimaisabai

    kwaimaisabai Well-Known Member

    As much as I fancy a ride in a MiG29, 23Km altitude is nowhere near space.

    [eta] I didn't realise the service ceiling of the MiG29 was so high. That's 5Km above the Eurofighter and 4Km above the F22. Syria has over 40 MiG29s according to Wikipedia, things could get somewhat interesting.
  7. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    If I had that much money to blow on something fun, I'd use it to visit every place on earth I'm wanting to visit.
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  8. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    without a second thought. While listening to Sagans 'pale blue dot' talk on a music playing device
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  9. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

  10. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    That isn't shhpace

    £17k to fly really fucking high in an old russian plane, no thanks.
  11. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    For space, yes without a doubt. Not for this tho.
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  12. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Sproutarian.

    Not if I was a multi-millionaire.

    .. but then I wouldn't visit Australia either ...
  13. dylanredefined

    dylanredefined Not a house elf a tiger

    If I had the money I would. My family takes great delight in pointing out when ever Brian Cox is on the telly as I once expressed jealousy
    at him for getting to fly in a lightining.:)
  14. moose

    moose like some cat from Japan

    Definitely. I wouldn't pass the medical though :(
  15. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    Every time we've come up against MiG-29s we fucking butchered them, left and right. USAF F-15s did 6 in GW1 and 6 in Kosovo. The Cubans used one to shoot down a Cessna though.

    Also that advert is bullshit, no Fulcrum has ever been to FL750.
  16. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    you're a septick? :(
  17. 2hats

    2hats ☢️

    Wouldn't have much control up there.

    Supposedly a Mig-31 has been above that FL.
  18. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    No. I meant we as in NATO.
  19. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    I would never have the kind of money that I could throw at a venture such as that and not miss it, So no.
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  20. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    I would keep the 17K in my savings account and continue to save for a ride on the space elevator.
  21. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    You planning on living to the ripe old age of 200 then?
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  22. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    There are a lot of other places I want to go first, and £17k could get me to about half the list.
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    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    17k not to fly into space? Screw dat.
  24. If you did that in a Mig you could see them all much more quickly.
  25. Ich bin ein Mod

    Ich bin ein Mod does his make up in his room

    That's not even approaching the "edge of space". £17k would be a bargain if it was space though.
  26. 2hats

    2hats ☢️

    Provided they were all within a couple of hundred miles (within that budget).

    At best 23km is a barely controlled coasting arc (even with optimum conditions like sitting in a high pressure system). It's starting to get borderline for U2/SR71. X-15 and the shuttle used gas RCS to maintain control at these altitudes.
  27. Frances Lengel

    Frances Lengel Atrophied Member Banned

    Everything's shit in space.
  28. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Apart from the view
  29. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    The Dragon Lady very rarely ventured above FL700 on ops. At that height it would stall at about 95 KIAS but enter mach buffet at 103 KIAS (the 'Q Corner') making flying it in that regime a sweaty browed, buttock clenching ordeal in extreme concentration.

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