Astronomy private-spaceflight bill APPROVED!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Astronomy' started by JcMinJapan, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    Finally! It passes.. this will be the best thing that has happened in a long time! Now, Mizar... we may finally see landings on the moon! :lol:

    I can truly say that this was long needed and I feel like Washington at least has a little bit of hope there. Wow, they did something that was RIGHT and did not stick it in with other bills and screw around with important stuff like the usually do! Finally, I say KUDOS to CONGRESS!!!!

     
  2. Mizar

    Mizar Premium Member

    WOOTASTIC!

    Now all wwe have to worry about is price. but I would pay 10,000 for a suborbital flight. But im sure that before i turn 60 they will be common place so it wont be that expensive.

    BUT of course before i can envision them common place we havte to start somewhere!. So yet again this is great news.


    I have been hearing alot of great space based news lately. Maybe the public is starting to get intrested. After all there are more amature astronomers today and people intrested in astronomy and space that ever. BUt amature astronomers only account for .9% of teh US population:lol: still yet something is happeining and i liek it.
     
  3. tablet

    tablet Premium Member

    But if it's true that a Neo coming, shouldn't we focus on that instead of... flight to space?
     
  4. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    I wonder if people will start claiming land on the moon, like the people who orginally settled in the western US. If we do manage to get there and make it habitable, you know people will buy it up pretty fast.

    ---pineapple
     
  5. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    There is actually a company selling land on the moon. Legality of it? hmmm... But, I do know that Hilton Hotels bought alot of land from them. ..... http://www.lunarembassy.com/lunar/lunar_embassy_e.swf

    Makes you wonder if it will hold up.... :no:

    [Edited on 10-12-2004 by JcMinJapan]
     
  6. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    I checked it out and it looks like Virgin has the ball rolling.
    http://www.virgingalactic.com
    Expect some pretty cool things to come fairly soon. by 2008. I know what I want for my Birthday! I have been trying to find the Hilton hotels one, but have been unsuccessful. It would be awesome to have hilton and Virgin team up for packages to an orbiting or lunar based hotel!

    Check out the video on this page! I love the ending!
    http://www.virgingalactic.com/news.asp


    [Edited on 10-12-2004 by JcMinJapan]