Ticket sales for commercial space flights launched in S'pore

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Ticket sales for commercial space flights launched in S'pore

Postby MystiQ » Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:27 am

How exciting!

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sin ... 36180.html

Roadshow for the public starts on Friday (Aug 29) and will be held till next Friday at Shaw House in Orchard Road. =)

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Re: Ticket sales for commercial space flights launched in S'

Postby Airconvent » Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:59 am

For $100K a 1-hr pop, I guess those with alot of spare cash can consider it as long as you pass the motion sickness test.
But there is so little info so far on the actual trip. Would it be launched on a rocket, like the space shuttle or be boosted into space from a jumbo jet like the Virgin option? I would assume for a 2 seater craft, an interal booster may suffice to boost it to above 100km...
Anyone going? I am pretty sure if he is not flying onboard himself, Gavin would be imaging your flight from his bedroom. on his trusty LX90...:)

btw, there seems to be something wrong with the math. How is it possible for a vehicle travelling diagonally at only Mach1 to reach an altitude of over 100km in 3 min ? T
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Re: Ticket sales for commercial space flights launched in S'

Postby Hardwarezone » Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:27 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XCOR_Lynx

Because it lacks any propulsion system other than its rocket engines, the Lynx will have to be towed to the end of the runway. Once positioned on the runway, the pilot will ignite the four rocket engines and begin a steep climb. The engines will be shut off at approximately 138,000 feet (42 km) and Mach 2. The spaceplane will then continue to climb, unpowered until it reaches an apogee of approximately 200,000 feet (61 km). The spacecraft will experience a little over four minutes of weightlessness before re-entering the Earth's atmosphere. The occupants of the Lynx may experience up to four times normal gravity during re-entry. Once it has completed re-entry, the Lynx will then glide down and perform an unpowered landing. The total flight time is projected to last about 30 minutes.[15]


100km target is version 2

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Re: Ticket sales for commercial space flights launched in S'

Postby Hardwarezone » Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:38 pm

free ticket competition by another space tourism company
short film or photo

http://www.virgin.com/travel/win-a-trip ... ee-friends


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