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Would you be brave enough to do this?
« on: October 13, 2021, 10:41:04 AM »


Just finished watching Bezos' "Blue Origin" space capsule's flight take off & land.

I sure as hell wouldn't be, even if given the chance! ...

 My heart was in my mouth the whole time, simply watching it!
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Re: Would you be brave enough to do this?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2021, 10:56:14 AM »
Would however enjoy seeing, Biden, Harris, Pelosi, et al  ...

Floating around in orbit forever!   :rotf:
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Re: Would you be brave enough to do this?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2021, 10:59:17 AM »
I have a bad heart.  Would consult cardiologist and follow his advice.  I would love to go but am not suicidal.
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2021, 11:24:36 AM »
Oops!

Just realized the capsule itself, was actually called "New Shepard" and was named for the first American in space, Alan Shepard.
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Re: Would you be brave enough to do this?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2021, 12:22:51 PM »
I won't even walk around on the roof of my house (the pitch is fairly severe) and you're talking about flying on some kind of rocket 65 miles above the Earth's surface?

No way, Jose.

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Re: Would you be brave enough to do this?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2021, 02:35:45 PM »
it's basically an amusement park ride at this point.  Pay your $$$, get in, sit down, strap in and go.
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Re: Would you be brave enough to do this?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2021, 03:16:52 PM »
it's basically an amusement park ride at this point.  Pay your $$$, get in, sit down, strap in and go.

It's apparently a hydrogen-fueled rocket.

No way in hell am I strapping a bomb onto my butt.
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Re: Would you be brave enough to do this?
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2021, 05:11:06 PM »
I won't even walk around on the roof of my house (the pitch is fairly severe) and you're talking about flying on some kind of rocket 65 miles above the Earth's surface?

No way, Jose.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6EsNyIRG-g

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Re: Would you be brave enough to do this?
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2021, 05:35:17 PM »
It's apparently a hydrogen-fueled rocket.

No way in hell am I strapping a bomb onto my butt.

Ha! Ha!   :rotf:
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Re: Would you be brave enough to do this?
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2021, 07:06:21 PM »
I design, build and fly my own airplanes for fun. Of course I'd do this thing, given the chance.

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Re: Would you be brave enough to do this?
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2021, 02:28:06 AM »
It's apparently a hydrogen-fueled rocket.

No way in hell am I strapping a bomb onto my butt.
To be honest any rocket you ride in, no matter what fuel it uses, is strapping a bomb to your butt. As for me? Would I take a ride in it?

Well, to quote Stone Cold Steve Austin....OH HELL YEAH!!!!
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Re: Would you be brave enough to do this?
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2021, 04:03:25 PM »
One advantage to having a bomb stuck to your ass is that if something goes wrong, it's over before you know it.

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Re: Would you be brave enough to do this?
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2021, 05:25:24 PM »
One advantage to having a bomb stuck to your ass is that if something goes wrong, it's over before you know it.

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