I call B.S.


Excalibur Almaz will charge wannabe astronauts an average of £100m for a six-eight month journey exploring deep space.

And in the year 2015!  Good grief.  As alway, P.T. Barnum was far too charitable to the human animal.

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8 Responses to I call B.S.

  1. Edohiguma says:

    There is no ship that can do that. None whatsoever. There is no way they could build a ship for that within 3 years. The Chinese space station won’t be up and running until around 2020, so if the Chinese can’t do it, Excalibur Almaz can definitely not do it. The only way this would be possible was a space station, which, again, can’t be built in 3 years.

    • wormme says:

      An Orion Drive is the only way it could be done in that time, and that’s not on the table.

      • Edohiguma says:

        Yep. And apart from that, a ship that can carry 6-8 months worth of supplies? We don’t have that. Even the ISS needs regular supply runs.

        And let’s not forget another important point. The only people staying 6-8 months in space are physically and mentally fit on a level that is effectively unsurpassed. No space tourist could do this. Not within 3 years.

  2. Xpat says:

    The first clue is probably that his name is Excalibur Almaz. Reminds me of the days before I had spam filters. “Hello, friend! Exciting off-world adventures await you! Respond immediately.”

  3. Xpat says:

    I remembered this iconic sequence from Blade Runner with the ad blimp.

    (Hey, I did a night drive by a massive factory area recently and it reminded me of Blade Runner‘s opening scene.)

    • Edohiguma says:

      Speaking of blimps, I heard Goodyear is retiring the blimp fleet and will replacing them with Zeppelin NTs.

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