I don’t have to come back? Finally, a flight that’s worth the money!
Give Trump and red state politicians complimentary tickets, must be redeemed in the next 2 months.
You don’t have to come back, but you don’t have to stay in space either if the technology in this strip is great enough to travel to Earth like planets.
Give Biden and blue state politicians complimentary tickets, yadda yadda yadda. Can’t you people think of something more creative?
I thought the R. U. Sirius was a secret space station….
Let’s all make lists of passengers for the R. U. Sirius Space Flights!
I’m considering the flight plan for a one-way trip to Mars, but a safe landing is a priority. No Seven Minutes of Terror! I’d like to land with me and all of the crew and cargo intact.
Back is easy, it’s all downhill.
It’s easy to put a man into space… Getting him back alive and in one piece is what costs the $.
Right now, back is a certainty. The flights are simple suborbital, “what goes up must come down” flights.
They are pretty much only repeating America’s first space flight (suborbital) in 1961, when Alan Shepard flew in the Mercury capsule “Freedom 7”, and they think it’s a big deal.
I am SO tired of readers throwing in political statements that have nothing to do with the cartoon. Please take your political comments elsewhere.
Up is easy, Down not so much.
Actually when I think of commercial space flights, I think of the scenes in the movie 2001, where it appears that Pan Am with their obligatory stewardesses (talk about a name from the past) was ferrying passengers to a space station and beyond.
“Come fly with us and we’ll get you in Uranus!”
“To Infinity and Beyond!” its the Buzz Lightyear special, with no returns.
Reminds me of the trolley ride between Yakima and Selah. They check your ticket on the bridge over a rushing river. This may be to give people something to look at, but it appears they do it so they can throw you off the train here.
I think launching billionaires into space is a fine idea.
Is the expense of re-entry and landing the same as the expense of launch?
The situation no doubt will cause Winky’s spleen to rupture.
They’ll only be back if Brewster remembers where he left earth
I hope Dr. Mel made sure all the passengers paid in advance.
Welcome to North Korean Space-Lines
Back isn’t all that hard. Just send them down into the upper atmosphere and atmospheric drag will slow them down and bring them in…and make a lovely meteor while doing so!!