MohawkWeekend wrote:Strato2 wrote:Ridiculous undertaking for a ridiculous price but that's what our world has come to. Meanwhile the forests are burning and polar ice caps are melting but no let's go to "space" for 30 seconds because we can.
I agree - how is pumping that much exhaust into the upper atmosphere a good idea. It would be interesting to see how much CO2 the launch aircraft and whatever rubber based fuel and oxidizer the suborbital ship puts out.
Tim Dodd of the Everyday Astronaut site and YT channel did an in depth look comparing the two and emissions were mentioned, New Shepard at least is a lot cleaner.
Putting that to one side really had this flight happened some years ago, maybe around a decade say, it would be a bigger 'thing' than it is today.