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The Commercial - and now general space travel - Thread (No Politics Allowed)

  1. ghce Oct 22, 2021

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    Now now, not every series get ruined by network film producers. One that I can recommend is The Expanse, I equally enjoyed the books and the TV adaption.
     
  2. Omegafanman Oct 26, 2021

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    It’s looks like Jeff Bezos May have spotted a gap in the market... might be good timing and open up more collaboration potential / capitalise on cheap reusable orbital launch systems to support a SpaceX Mars shot....

    Blue Origin: Jeff Bezos unveils plans for space business park / space station

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-59046076

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  3. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Oct 26, 2021

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  4. Omegafanman Oct 31, 2021

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    Ballons have been a cheaper option for ultra high altitude work and Rockoons are a thing for cheaper low orbital missions...
    Enter World View... £50K for a 12 hour flight to the edge of space with all the old airship style trimmings (glass of champers anyone).
    Enviromentaly neutral-ish one imagines..... anyone going to book a ticket?
    The wonder of competition...

    World View | Space Tourism | Stratospheric Balloon Exploration | Remote Sensing
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  5. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Nov 6, 2021

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  6. Walrus Nov 10, 2021

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    I think we easily lose track of how common this is now. My wife went for an interview at a company that builds satellites. They are the size of loafs of bread. That particular company doesn’t handle military contracts. I read in June Musk had a successful launch of a satellite that improves the gps we use but looks like there is a lot going on.
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bu...alcon-9-gps-3-satellite-elon-musk-2020-11?amp
     
  7. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Nov 11, 2021

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    No "politics" but a fact check about these sub-orbital flights:
    Remember only " spacefarers " who completed at least one orbit around Earth are really considered "astronauts/cosmonauts" and eligible for membership of the ASE - Association of Space Explorers
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  8. vbrad26 Dec 22, 2021

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    Not exactly commercial but who is excited for the James Webb telescope launching in just a few days here.
    With as many delays and issues it has faced so far, I sure hope launch and deployment go smoothly.
     
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  9. arturo7 Dec 22, 2021

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    That thing is amazing, both in concept and execution. Godspeed on the mission.
     
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  10. MTROIS Dec 23, 2021

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    Wouldn’t it be cool if Omega would have a lottery for a ticket to space with lottery entrants being any person who purchased a Speedmaster in one of their OB!?! ::love::
    May still be a cheaper PR event than paying for “brand ambassadors”…
    Who is in!? :cool:

    #ObjectiveSpaceWithOmegaSpeedy :D
     
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  11. Ron_W Dec 23, 2021

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    So Cool that in a few years from now it will be as normal to space fly as it was to ski or scubadive in the 60`s, still limited for the rich but for the rest a dream that can be achieved. To see the curvature must be really special.
     
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  12. pdxleaf ... Dec 27, 2021

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    Interesting video of life on the ISS as a non-astronaut.

    "Maezawa and his filmographer Yozo Hirano spent 12 days shooting tons of video about all aspects of life in space... Both from space and now back on earth, Maezawa has been sharing that footage to help inspire others’ interest in space too."

    "Yusaku Maezawa is a Japanese billionaire who bought his ticket to spend nearly two weeks aboard ISS for an estimated $80 million; you might recognize his name from headlines a few years ago where he announced that he had purchased a trip around the moon for himself and eight others, thanks to Elon Musk’s SpaceX."

    -Forbes article. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.fo...shared-a-new-perspective-for-us-on-earth/amp/
     
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  13. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Jan 25, 2022

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    So far about half-a-dozen of people have flown " space packages " containing wristwatches onboard commercial spaceflight missions.
    Several " space packages " with personal items were flown during the Blue Origin "Astronaut Rehearsal" flights (Jeff Bezos' program) but an interesting flight was the recent SpaceX CRS-24 which carried Elon Musk's personal TAG Heuer Cal 1887 chronograph to the ISS
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  14. Walrus Feb 10, 2022

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  15. Omegafanman Mar 6, 2022

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    Interesting to see how this develops...
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    Sir Richard Branson knowingly sent defective passenger rockets into space, a lawsuit by Virgin Galactic shareholders claims.
    The lawsuit also alleges the spacecraft 'were not designed for commercial purposes… had cracks develop after every flight, and lacked appropriately scheduled maintenance'.
    Shockingly, it claims Branson's celebrated Virgin Galactic launch into space in July last year suffered damage mid-flight, and 'cracks were found in key locations on the vehicles'

    Richard Branson is sued after 'sending faulty rockets to space' (msn.com)
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  16. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Apr 8, 2022

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    SpaceX Axiom-1 crew ( April 8, 2022 )
    Noticed an Omega X-33 Speedmaster and what looks like a white dial Zenith automatic chronograph ?
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  17. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Apr 9, 2022

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    Edited Apr 9, 2022
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  18. vbrad26 May 6, 2022

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    From the F9 launch this AM

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    Looks so much better in person.
    SpaceX had a very busy day today.
     
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  19. Watch my Whisky May 6, 2022

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    Carbon emissions are so pretty.
     
  20. Walrus Jul 9, 2022

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    Rockets, cool
     
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