Ah yes, “Space – the final frontier…” Blah, blah blah!!
(O _ O)
I think billionaires who launch themselves into space to improve their space tourism ROI have truly earned the title “asstronauts.”
Too late to get a billboard up there?
What about the battle for the Moon! Everyone is claiming each area they land in!
The church lady said it best. “We like ourselves don’t we”
Always a bunch of nattering naboobs worried about how someone who makes the money spends the money.
Montana Bull: Bezos didn’t “make the money”. He took it from the underpaid workers he exploited to sell a bunch of Chinese-made junk.
His spaceship looks like something you could buy at an x rated video store.
always a bit baffled on how Bezos became so rich.. .I’ve never ordered a thing from amazon and dont know many who have
I don’t think a 20-minute sub-orbital launch will bother those interstellar tourists and scientists. Metaphorically, we’re not even dipping one toe in all our worlds’ oceans.
I think that humanity NEEDS to make it fully into space, and SOON: Gaia is gonna kick us out anyway, so it would be better if we had a toehold out there. Imagine for a moment what it would be like if mining on or near the surface of the Earth were moved into the asteroid belt. Imagine for a moment that dirty industrial processes were happening in zero G and well away from our ecosphere. Imagine that, because there are a lot of people living out there, we can afford to put energy collection tech into high orbit, even though it needs maintenance.
And for the doomsday folk: Imagine that the next “dinosaur killer” rock can be detected and diverted in time to save the planet. Not that we have a very good track record at planning ahead and avoiding catastrophe… but maybe the NEXT time.
^ … and I think the slate-wiper doomsday rock w/b welcomed (and cheered) by the MAGAs, since it’ll also kill all those (expletive) Libs.
Wait til they discover minerals to be mined boys!
If they find a giant asteroid of gold wouldn’t that make gold basically worthless?
Ralph Dunagin and Dana Summers
April 03, 2015