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Want to go to space?

By SilverUnicorn

10 months ago


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    #1 10 months ago

    SO the CEO of the company I work for is commanding the first all civilian Space X mission. This is cool to me on so many levels. Anyway, there are 2 spots remaining!!

    Here is the story from the Today show this morning -
    https://www.today.com/video/elon-musk-plans-spacex-mission-with-all-civilian-crew-100387397577?playlist=mmlstodayarchivestuesday-nnd

    Here is the webpage for the mission - https://www.inspiration4.com/

    I'm too fat to go on the mission, not that I'd be picked anyway. LOL

    Chris

    #2 10 months ago
    Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

    SO the CEO of the company I work for is commanding the first all civilian Space X mission. This is cool to me on so many levels. Anyway, there are 2 spots remaining!!
    Here is the story from the Today show this morning -
    https://www.today.com/video/elon-musk-plans-spacex-mission-with-all-civilian-crew-100387397577?playlist=mmlstodayarchivestuesday-nnd
    Here is the webpage for the mission - https://www.inspiration4.com/
    I'm too fat to go on the mission, not that I'd be picked anyway. LOL
    Chris

    I’m too fat and broke

    #3 10 months ago

    Healthy people have all the fun

    #4 10 months ago

    Except when they eat

    #5 10 months ago

    Is zero gravity pinball fun?

    #6 10 months ago

    I told my wife about it. I'll go, she won't mind.

    #7 10 months ago

    I was just watching some Space stuff lately and came to the realization I absolutely don't want to go into space; I'd freak out man.

    #8 10 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    I was just watching some Space stuff lately and came to the realization I absolutely don't want to go into space; I'd freak out man.

    I got news for you sir, we are all a part of space!
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    Start freaking

    #9 10 months ago
    Quoted from Kkoss24:

    I’m too fat and broke

    Well the entire thing is paid for (including the taxes) so that's not a concern. You'd have to slim down by October though. LOL

    Quoted from mkecasey:

    I told my wife about it. I'll go, she won't mind.

    She probably jumped at the chance, huh?

    Chris

    #10 10 months ago

    Having a goal to lose a bunch of weight is never a bad idea

    #11 10 months ago
    Quoted from jorro:

    Is zero gravity pinball fun?

    No, last time I tried the ball floated right into the playfield glass and stayed there as soon as the first ball kicked out. Didn’t even get a chance to plunge. Of course, moving the entire machine to line up the ball into the shooter lane was a breeze.

    #12 10 months ago

    I plan to go once I'm dead and cremated.
    'bout the only way I can get there!

    #13 10 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Having a goal to lose a bunch of weight is never a bad idea

    I’m down 25 already .God I miss pasta n garlic bread .

    #14 10 months ago

    I would go, but I doubt I could “donate” enough for the seat. Unless they take monopoly/life money. Physical fitness wouldnt be a problem, but mental might be. I guess as long as I have virtual pinball and headphones I would be ok. Personally I would have no problem being first to mars, even if I knew it was a one-way trip. That is a once ever chance to have and I wouldnt pass it up.

    #15 10 months ago
    Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

    Want to go to space?

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    #16 10 months ago

    Will there be in-flight snacks and beverages served?

    #17 10 months ago
    Quoted from dtowndobe:

    Will there be in-flight snacks and beverages served?

    Tang

    #18 10 months ago

    Food sticks!

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    #19 10 months ago

    Another rocket blew up today.

    #20 10 months ago
    Quoted from phil-lee:

    Another rocket blew up today.

    It was a successful launch, landing was a failure.

    #21 10 months ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    It was a successful launch, landing was a failure.

    Can’t even really call the landing a “failure”, given the reams of useful data the incident will yield.

    In any case, my family actually prefers that I not die, so I must exempt myself from consideration for the flight. Personally, I’d rather go to space in the Mothership anyway!

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    #22 10 months ago
    Quoted from SpyroFTW:

    I would go, but I doubt I could “donate” enough for the seat. Unless they take monopoly/life money. Physical fitness wouldnt be a problem, but mental might be. I guess as long as I have virtual pinball and headphones I would be ok. Personally I would have no problem being first to mars, even if I knew it was a one-way trip. That is a once ever chance to have and I wouldnt pass it up.

    You don't have to donate much to win. They will draw a name from all of the donations. You can give $10 or $10,000,000 makes no difference. And if Jared says that, I believe it. I have worked for him for 15 years and he has never ever steered me wrong.

    This was really more a post about what he is doing for St. Jude's than anything, but some of the comments are hilarious I have to admit. Jared is a great guy. He has done so much for me personally that no other company would have done. I have the utmost respect and loyalty toward him.

    Chris

    #23 10 months ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    It was a successful launch, landing was a failure

    Its that quick sudden stop that gets ya!

    #24 10 months ago

    Maybe, but I’m absolutely positive that there is far better candidates than myself.

    #25 9 months ago

    Still 19 days to donate to St. Jude's and be entered to win!

    https://inspiration4.com/

    You may have seen the ad on the big game as well.....

    Funny (to me) how the comments think it was a teaser promo for Fantastic 4. EIther way, it's cool. (it is NOT a movie teaser, this is really happening)

    Chris

    #26 9 months ago

    I donate to St.Jude's every year, does that mean I'm entered?

    #27 9 months ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    I donate to St.Jude's every year, does that mean I'm entered?

    I think to be entered, you have to donate via the site www.inspiration4.com

    Thank you for your support every year!

    Chris

    #28 9 months ago

    They should call this what it is. "Win a chance to die on the way to Mars!"

    #29 9 months ago

    I don't really like flying in an airplane, like a 737, much less a space vehicle of some type with no proof that it will not just explode on the launch pad. Sounds extremely risky and not even remotely worth whatever they might charge to get on the vehicle. They could not pay me enough to just test fly it. All it would take is one little precisely placed asteroid and the "mission" would be over, permanently.

    #30 9 months ago

    No thanks. Earth is just fine with me.

    #31 9 months ago

    That’s a hard pass, not going to pay a bunch of money to be a guinea pig for Elon.

    #32 9 months ago
    Quoted from Zablon:

    They should call this what it is. "Win a chance to die on the way to Mars!"

    Except it's not, because they aren't going to Mars, but okay.

    Quoted from Dent00:

    I don't really like flying in an airplane, like a 737, much less a space vehicle of some type with no proof that it will not just explode on the launch pad. Sounds extremely risky and not even remotely worth whatever they might charge to get on the vehicle. They could not pay me enough to just test fly it. All it would take is one little precisely placed asteroid and the "mission" would be over, permanently.

    They are orbiting the earth , not going to deep space. And there is no cost to the winner. Everything is paid for, including taxes. Sure there are risks, and yes they are higher than just driving a car down the street, but for some it might be worth it.

    Quoted from BudManPinFan:

    That’s a hard pass, not going to pay a bunch of money to be a guinea pig for Elon.

    Again, you don't have to if you win. Jared is covering all costs including the mission, travel to and from, and accommodations.

    Chris

    #33 9 months ago
    Quoted from jorro:

    Is zero gravity pinball fun?

    Ever played Orbitor 1?

    #34 9 months ago

    Pfft, orbiting the earth is so in 1970's. in 2020's it's all about Mars! /s

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