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“That was fast.” “Yes, Yes it was”.
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it was interesting to hear that only 500 people had ever been to space in the history of Earth.
also interesting to hear that it took them 8.5 years to reach that goal and was much longer than expected. A reminder of how hard space travel is.
12 people have ever walked on the moon.
I’d really like to see them dovetail their flights with payload delivery. When there is extra capacity because the tourists or passengers don’t weigh as much as full capacity, that they would also have the capability to deliver micro satellites and materials with the extrs capacity.
Their current operations are only capable of sub-orbital flights, but they have plans for vehicles to do just what you suggest, viz. the LauncherOne system:
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