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asked Oct 13 '10 at 00:14

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WHAT IN THE WORLD!??!?!?! My god! $200,000 can buy me a new Lamborghini. Then to pay off all my speeding tickets! Or even... A giant 3D replica of space...

(Oct 14 '10 at 01:57) Yuma Yuma's gravatar image
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How does it cost less per minute than it does per second?

(Oct 14 '10 at 14:58) chadt4 chadt4's gravatar image

$200000/1 Hour, $200000/60 Minutes, $200000/3600 Seconds

Thanks for catching my error =0p...

(Oct 14 '10 at 15:40) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image

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Couldn't you just build your own spaceship with $200,000 and go up anytime you like? Like build a 1-man spaceship. :)

answered Oct 14 '10 at 09:30

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The landing was pretty sick, but with exponential decaying costs the cost should drop pretty rapidly.

answered Oct 13 '10 at 00:56

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Yes. The way it glided in for the landing was picture perfect. I hope the costs of tickets drop, so I can afford a ticket =0p...

(Oct 13 '10 at 05:51) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image
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lol yeah I think that's what everyone wants

(Oct 13 '10 at 08:32) FilipinoPower FilipinoPower's gravatar image

What in the world... Do we go any time we like or is it... When the world is ending lets leave and go die in space? $200,000 doesn't seem too bad actually seeing as it costs $1000s to bring a pound of anything to space right now. However of course no average Joe can pay $200,000 for himself to go to space nonetheless his family. We're talking close to a million dollars if he has a 4 person family.

answered Oct 13 '10 at 00:51

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Good points! It's too rich for my blood, too. $200K for a few hours of a lifetime =0p...

(Oct 13 '10 at 00:59) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image
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Actually, it's only for a few minutes

(Oct 13 '10 at 14:33) YamazaruNinja YamazaruNinja's gravatar image
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Wait what?!? For how long?! $200,000 for a few minutes?!

(Oct 13 '10 at 14:35) Yuma Yuma's gravatar image
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At least less than an hour

(Oct 13 '10 at 14:36) YamazaruNinja YamazaruNinja's gravatar image
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This world... That's outrageous I'd rather spend $200,000 on earth for the best day of my life, rather then go to space for half an hour.

(Oct 13 '10 at 15:21) Yuma Yuma's gravatar image

Going into space would be one of the best moments of some folk's lives, especially if they shared it with family or friends.

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No,it's not expensive for once in a lifetime opportunity.

answered Oct 13 '10 at 06:34

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$200k is a lot of money, you could probably buy an apartment with that.. Double it and you could get a house.

(Oct 13 '10 at 14:04) Timn96 Timn96's gravatar image
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Think about it... $200,000 to go to space. When lets say the world ends. Where would we go? Just die in space basically... Then think of your family can you afford for everyone to escape?

(Oct 13 '10 at 14:20) Yuma Yuma's gravatar image
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If you were rich enough, It wouldn't be called a once in a lifetime opportunity lol

(Oct 13 '10 at 17:53) Matthew B Matthew%20B's gravatar image

Considering the number of people who have actually gone into space and the cost of the technology to do so, $200,000 is extremely cheap for a starting price. I would thing closer to $2,000,000 and only for elite, super-rich.

answered Oct 13 '10 at 08:44

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I'd say $200 000 is less than what I would have thought each ticket would go for.

answered Oct 13 '10 at 10:54

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No I think they would be spend more on helping poor people and probably put some food on their tables :)

answered Oct 13 '10 at 15:17

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It's worth about $75.00 at least for that price I could take the whole family. 200,000.00 is way to much, condidering my house is only 130,000.00. If I had 200K kickin around, I'd buy a new house before I took a short ride in space. For 200k they better be taking me to see the rings of saturn, or I'd be asking for a refund.

answered Oct 14 '10 at 08:01

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Technically it's not even outer space... It's like not even half the way to the ISS. :-( Not worth it for me.

answered Oct 14 '10 at 09:14

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You're correct -- it's sub-orbital, not even in Low Earth Orbit like the International Space Station.

(Oct 14 '10 at 14:52) ageekmom ♦ ageekmom's gravatar image

Virgin Galactic is the one furthest out of the gate on this right now, but there are competitors. Texas-based Armadillo Aerospace has already sold its first ticket for a flight on the suborbital space vehicle they're developing and the ticket is $100,000 -- half of what a VG SpaceShipTwo trip would cost.

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Source: Russian Tourist Wins Ticket to Space as Armadillo Sets 2012 Launch Date

answered Oct 14 '10 at 14:55

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Wonderful times to be alive =0p...

(Oct 14 '10 at 14:59) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image
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