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shunut
09-29-2006, 05:01 AM
Virgin announced its plans to allow everyone in the world to go to space and experience what its like. The plane launches and you fly 87 miles high (I'm pretty sure thats what they said). You then get to unbuckle, experience weightlessness and get to look out and see the Earth. The plane carries 6 passengers and 2 pilots.

http://www.virgingalactic.com/

I for one am going. I'm going to save up and as soon as I have the money, I'm going. They say the cost should be around the cost of a plane ticket to Europe.

bamf-hacker
09-29-2006, 05:10 AM
nice....

can they give you an O2 tank and let you jump :)

Now that would be extreme skydiving!!!

shunut
09-29-2006, 05:12 AM
I just looked at the "Book" option and I guess its just a little more than a flight to Europe. $200,000. I'm pretty sure though I heard last night it was going to be cheaper. I'll see if I can find the news story.

DFSniper
09-29-2006, 06:05 AM
lol, yeah, unless you go first class, a ticket to europe is like $700-800.

marvin-martian
09-29-2006, 10:35 AM
theyre had this plane for a long time now, and i always thought it was open to the public. i saw a GGW comercial awhile ago, and they advertised this as one of the scenes. that had me going "wtf, GGW is retarded"

splater18
09-29-2006, 01:34 PM
one of my techers is going into space to feel 0g and he is doing science expirement it shoulb be cool when they make it cheaper so everybody can do it!!!!

Paintball0308
09-29-2006, 02:41 PM
Think if you could play pintball on the moon. That would be cool.