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Title: Fly You To The Moon
Post by: AllAroundTheWorld on March 03, 2021, 07:25:47 AM
Not entirely sure this is the right section for this, but I’m filing it under “recent events which affect the community.”

A billionaire is looking for volunteers for a moon mission:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-56261574

This would be a good opportunity for someone with an empirical bent to put all this round earth nonsense to bed once and for all. Any takers?
Title: Re: Fly You To The Moon
Post by: Action80 on March 03, 2021, 11:51:58 AM
Not entirely sure this is the right section for this, but I’m filing it under “recent events which affect the community.”

A billionaire is looking for volunteers for a moon mission:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-56261574

This would be a good opportunity for someone with an empirical bent to put all this round earth nonsense to bed once and for all. Any takers?
I wish these billionaires would make up their mind as to whether they want people to pay to go to outer space or volunteer to go to space.

Either way, nobody has gone yet.

Still a topic better relegated to the pages of whatever sci-fi magazine is still in print.
Title: Re: Fly You To The Moon
Post by: AllAroundTheWorld on March 03, 2021, 12:10:29 PM
Either way, nobody has gone yet.
Seven very rich people have visited the ISS as "Space Tourists".
It's not accessible to "the common man" right now. I'm not sure it ever will be, the business of going into space is complicated and expensive.
But to say that nobody has gone is simply not true.
Title: Re: Fly You To The Moon
Post by: Toddler Thork on March 03, 2021, 12:55:18 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/85mLx9L/moon1.png)


Ok, I'm in. I will hear back some time after March 15th. Now we wait.
Title: Re: Fly You To The Moon
Post by: AllAroundTheWorld on March 03, 2021, 01:02:54 PM
One small step for Thork.
One giant leap for Thork-kind.

I wonder how they are going to whittle down the (presumably lots of) people who apply to the people who get to go.

(Am pretty sceptical whether this will actually happen too, for the record)
Title: Re: Fly You To The Moon
Post by: Toddler Thork on March 03, 2021, 01:08:20 PM
Of course it won't happen. The earth is flat, you idiot!  ::)
Title: Re: Fly You To The Moon
Post by: Iceman on March 03, 2021, 01:56:23 PM
I am absolutely signing up for this.

Bringing home some Moon rocks bitches!
Title: Re: Fly You To The Moon
Post by: AllAroundTheWorld on March 03, 2021, 02:03:32 PM
I am absolutely signing up for this.

Bringing home some Moon rocks bitches!
You don't get to land...

The two most likely outcomes IMO are:
1) It won't happen at all
2) They're all going to die.
Title: Re: Fly You To The Moon
Post by: Iceman on March 03, 2021, 02:58:43 PM
...And my excitement is crushed. Being stuck in a tin can with potentially a few jerks for 8 days? Dont know if I can justify that anymore...
Title: Re: Fly You To The Moon
Post by: jack44556677 on March 03, 2021, 05:33:24 PM
Billionaire : Hey peasant, want a free ticket to the moon?

Peasant : How come you don't want it? What's wrong with it?
Title: Re: Fly You To The Moon
Post by: stack on March 03, 2021, 05:34:36 PM
...And my excitement is crushed. Being stuck in a tin can with potentially a few jerks for 8 days? Dont know if I can justify that anymore...

I think you would welcome death if one of the other passengers was Thork. 8 days of listening to him rant about his Jack Russell challenge, you'd be reaching for the hatch lever.
Title: Re: Fly You To The Moon
Post by: Iceman on March 03, 2021, 05:47:22 PM
I'm just picturing that Simpsons halloween episode where they're on a ship to the sun with tom Arnold and Rosie o'Donnell...

But if there was an actual spacewalk involved, you could put literally anyone with me and itd be worth it.
Title: Re: Fly You To The Moon
Post by: AllAroundTheWorld on March 03, 2021, 06:06:10 PM
Billionaire : Hey peasant, want a free ticket to the moon?

Peasant : How come you don't want it? What's wrong with it?
There are 12 seats and he's bought all of them.
He's giving 8 away. He's going too and I assume the other 3 are for friends and family?
He's like a modern day Willy Wonka
Title: Re: Fly You To The Moon
Post by: Toddler Thork on March 04, 2021, 08:04:45 AM
I think you would welcome death if one of the other passengers was Thork. 8 days of listening to him rant about his Jack Russell challenge, you'd be reaching for the hatch lever.
If you can find me a Jack Russel that will outrun a whippet, we'll let the matter rest.  >:(

Title: Re: Fly You To The Moon
Post by: AllAroundTheWorld on March 04, 2021, 08:12:15 AM
Having considered the matter further, I have decided not to go to the moon

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-56274183
Title: Re: Fly You To The Moon
Post by: Tumeni on March 04, 2021, 09:50:09 AM
Having considered the matter further, I have decided not to go to the moon

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-56274183

It's why they test them ... similar things happened to Falcon test flights, and they're at the stage now where they think nothing of re-using the first stage assemblies for a number of launches.
Title: Re: Fly You To The Moon
Post by: Action80 on March 04, 2021, 11:45:39 AM
Either way, nobody has gone yet.
Seven very rich people have visited the ISS as "Space Tourists".
It's not accessible to "the common man" right now. I'm not sure it ever will be, the business of going into space is complicated and expensive.
But to say that nobody has gone is simply not true.
Yeah, it is.

The OP is about the moon.

A lot of people have gone very high up above the earth..

But none of them have been taken on these Virgin Galactic or SpaceX billionaire projects.

We do not even have those marvelous flying car fantasy projects.
Title: Re: Fly You To The Moon
Post by: Toddler Thork on March 19, 2021, 01:10:32 PM
Ok, I've applied for the second stage.

(https://i.ibb.co/N72cqcH/moon2.jpg)

... now I need to wait some more.