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7,000+ Signed Up For Suborbital Flight  
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 15375 posts, RR: 58
Posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2542 times:

Interesting that 7,000+ have already signed up........that is according to Branson....... I'm a bit skeptical, but until otherwise, I'll have to give him the benefit of doubt........

I'm surprised so many people would sign up so quickly......

The part about hid dad wanting to fly though was funny...pretty cool if it happens!!


"Up the Irons!"
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User currently offlineAerofan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1538 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2455 times:

oh the man is lying thru his teeth. i don't believe a word of it. nothing more than publicity

User currently offlineAvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2485 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

Oh, I believe that number; there are plenty of well-off people willing to spring for "The Next Big Thing", which this may well be. Even if I HAD the money, however, I'd like to actually see this SpaceShipOne derived craft actually fly on such a trip before I coughed up the cash to get in line. It's one thing for Burt Rutan to fly his little test ship on a few occasions, not entirely successfully, as encountered roll and other anomalies showed but quite another to get a reasonably safety-certified suborbital launcher packed with brave, rich adventurers into space on a regular basis. Nobody, not even NASA, has done that, yet. I wouldn't bet against the canny Branson but nevertheless, I'd like to see Virgin Galactic actually put their baby up carrying those gung-ho pioneer space tourists and bring them back at least a few times before I signed up. So I don't have that true pioneer spirit, big deal!

User currently offlineVS045 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 192 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2313 times:

I would definitley want to see Virgin Galactic fly for about a year or so, before I payed them my millions. I read somewhere that it would be up and running by 2007, I can't see that ever happening. Good concept, though, if it actually works.


4 engines 4 long haul
User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

Depends if he include the maybe group or not, check out

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