Saturday, February 18, 2006

I'll Take New Mexico

Space tourism is revving up, though only for short sub-orbital hops, not journeys to an orbital Hilton (as seen in 2001 A Space Odyssey).

Space Adventures, the company that sent Dennis Tito and others to the ISS is building a space port for comerical sub-orbital flights in the United Arab Emirates. In view of the current situation in the Middle East, I have to be skeptical of that choice.

Their rival, Virgin Galactic is building theirs in New Mexico. If I can ever afford $100,000 to spend a few minutes in zero gravity, I think I'll buy American and take New Mexico.

1 Comments:

Blogger ABFreedom said...

You got that right. There is no way I'd go up on the one in the UAE.

11:32 AM  

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