January 03, 2005
A Rocket, for the Rest of Us

BBCnews is carrying this article providing details of just what SpaceShipTwo, the follow-up to Burt Rutan's prize-winning SpaceShipOne, will look like. It'll be much bigger to accomodate 8 passengers, and have a very different wing shape to solve the big stability problems SS1 experienced. The "target price" for space tourism 1.0 is $200,000 per seat, which means it'll be awhile before I get a ride. While certainly expensive, I wonder just how much, adjusted for inflation, the first airline tickets were? Maybe I won't have to spend my child's inheritance after all.

Posted by scott at January 03, 2005 10:29 AM

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hopefully the price does come down - i think it'd be great to go up for the view. maybe even rent the whole thing as suggested and just have Amber and I up there...

Posted by: ron on January 3, 2005 11:22 AM

Here is a nice web site with the Space Tourism related news.


Posted by: FM on February 23, 2005 04:08 PM
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