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Old 07-26-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Sorry got sidelined.

And yeah, I am thinking that Russia will still be able to beat SpaceX and others. They have some interesting concepts that they are working on. The companies mentioned don't have the resources to compete with the efforts of an entire nation.
They are still getting government grants. Boeing /Lockheed (and their predecessors) have all been NASAs primary contractors for the last 50 years. The have the experience. They have the resources. The also realize what competition it.
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:46 AM
 
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maybe. Everytime I here a story such as this I think "Portugal"
once one of the richest and boldest seafaring nations that is now reduced to being a third world economic basket case.

Portugal -- Slave trading was a profitable business in its day.

What is the profitable end of business for Pigs (or people) in Space?

Russia was charging something like 20 million for space tourists, and we were acting all snobby about it. Now we are going to paying over $60 a head?

Gee, for $60 million we could support 60 US Soldiers in Afcrapistan for a year. Another Best and the Brightest Plan there. Russia turned out smarter than US on that one, too, by the end.
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:27 PM
 
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Three words for you all
" Family interstellar transport"
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Russians are talking about sinking the space station in 2020. I think the space station should be saved and turned into a hotel destination.
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:49 AM
 
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Space station will eventually deteriorate and turn into a hazard. Its a nasty environment in Space. MIR was held together with duct tape, and bailing wire long past ideal life. A few fires and other problems made it an easy decision to pull down.
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:51 PM
 
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Russians are talking about sinking the space station in 2020. I think the space station should be saved and turned into a hotel destination.
Yeah I can see it now, 2 hotel staff and 2 guests.....

Cost to stay per night per person?

A meezly 975 million bucks. (not including tax)

All transportation included
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Yeah I can see it now, 2 hotel staff and 2 guests.....

Cost to stay per night per person?

A meezly 975 million bucks. (not including tax)

All transportation included
Hey, if you got the bucks, flaunt it!! Someone will pay.
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