SpaceX Will Fly 2 Private Passengers Around the Moon

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  1. AlphaAtlas

    AlphaAtlas Limp Gawd Staff Member

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    Back in February of 2017, SpaceX promised it would send 2 "anonymous" passengers around the moon in 2018. That didn't really pan out, as the rocket SpaceX wanted to use was never certified for human space travel. But SpaceX is now saying that it signed on 2 passengers to go around the moon in the Big Falcon Rocket, otherwise known as the "BFR." More details about the flight, including the space tourists' names, will be revealed on September 17.

    Only 24 humans have been to the Moon in history. No one has visited since the last Apollo mission in 1972.
     
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  2. Nobu

    Nobu [H]ard|Gawd

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    They better bring a couple video cameras, a dozen sd cards, and a Polaroid so that we might sate some of those conspiracy theorists.
     
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  3. Etherton

    Etherton Will Bang for Poof

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    Wow, sign me up! Going to go setup a GoFundMe...lol
     
  4. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris Wii was a Novelty

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    If Elon really believes in his product, he should test it himself.

     
  5. The Mad Atheist

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    Send 45 and 6k for the test ride, followed up with flat-Earthers! :p

    Que Monalisa Perez and her boyfriend video.....
     
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  6. spintroniX

    spintroniX Gawd

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    something something moon landing conspiracy.

    rabble rabble Stanley Kubrick
     
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    Flat earthers are the last people on earth I would want given the opportunity of a lifetime. I firmly believe that stupidity shouldn't be actively rewarded.
     
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    viper1152012 Gawd

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    What an awesome ride... Wish it was me.
     
  9. clockdogg

    clockdogg Gawd

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    Heard a report there was a cancellation - only 1 passenger is going to the moon. Not confirmed if the passenger is Alice.
     
  10. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    So have they actually flown said rocket around the Moon yet ? Has Space X in any way gone beyond LEO? People signing up for this must have a lot of faith in them, but some how I feel like these are the Uber & Amazon drivers of the space age, least qualified people available.
     
  11. DrLobotomy

    DrLobotomy [H]ardness Supreme

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    Roger Waters and David Gilmour should be the first 2 passengers. I'm sure they could afford to boot.
     
  12. Wrecked Em

    Wrecked Em [H]ere for the GangBang

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    I hope it's the Kardashians and they don't realize until too that it's a one way trip.
     
  13. Chimpee

    Chimpee [H]ard|Gawd

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    I don't think you can ever convince a conspiracy theorist short of sticking that person in the moon and leaving said person there.
     
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    dvsman [H]ard|Gawd

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    Off Topic Devil's Advocate: If they just go to the moon again, all the questions / doubts will be answered right? Considering a modern smart phone probably has more computing horsepower than all the Crays that NASA had back in 1969, it should be a walk in the park right? <- That's the part that makes me wonder whether the conspiracy theorists have a point (or not).
     
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    leathco016 Limp Gawd

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    Best of luck to them. It's a huge distance, plus dangerous. Something I would still love to do regardless.
     
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    Lol such a crock of bs. No one is going anywhere.

    Let me know how you plan to get through the Van Allen radiation belts first.
     
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    clockdogg Gawd

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    Huge distance? Pffft. Some old Volvo traveled far past that distance - in total safety, if not style.
     
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    Archaea [H]ardForum Junkie

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    With tin and aluminum foil shielding of course!

    Or this

     
  19. IcePickFreak

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    Not sure sticking those two in a confined space together would work out so well.

    Oh and theres no dark side of the moon really. In fact it's all dark.
     
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    Anyone that actually does this has really big brass balls, just sayin'!
     
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    They would try to kill one another before the torch was even lit.
     
  22. Chimpee

    Chimpee [H]ard|Gawd

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    Oh heck, why drive straight thru the chaos when you can drive around it!
     
  23. Chimpee

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    I always think, once a conspiracy theorists, always a conspiracy theorists, they will concoct other explanation despite the contrary.
     
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    Depends on the conspiracy theorist, but some of them will hold onto their beliefs despite contradicting evidence right in the face. I have ran into some that don't even believe in satellites, despite the fact you can see the ISS with a backyard telescope, for example. Of course, every now and then the conspiracy nuts happen to be correct. For example, a few years ago a theory broke out that the President of a notable developed country was under the control of a weird shaman-cult. Usual tin-foil stuff. Until some more evidence leaked out and it turned out to completely true; South Korea ended up impeaching said president over it.
     
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