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Old 02-10-2014, 01:18 PM   #1
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Would you pay $200,000 to fly to outer space?

(Of course only if you could afford it easily.)

I don't think I would. No, wait---- I know I wouldn't even if I could afford it!

What would you do?

Branson Says Space Venture to Fly Paying Customers This Year (1) - Businessweek
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:28 PM   #2
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If I could afford it, sure.
Especially if it includes a ride in an F-16 to see if I can handle things.
And no shuttle for me. I want to parachute into the ocean and get picked up by a helicopter with that basket thingy... and then get a ride on an aircraft carrier.
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:59 PM   #3
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I wouldn't but DH sure would! He's talked about it often.

He has such a passion for flying that if I won the lottery it's the first thing I would buy for him. He has fulfilled so many wishes on my bucket list, it would be such a thrill to do that for him.
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Sure, if I can easily afford it. But I would like to experience a true re-entry with communications blackout, and like Pac mentioned, an ocean splashdown with all the bells and whistles....lol..
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:29 PM   #5
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I don't think so. But I would use some of those rocket things that fly you just above the ocean, like you're walking on it! And parasailing!

Pac, didn't you teach parachuting at one time?
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:38 PM   #6
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Another thing I never considered doing is BASE jumping.

Newlywed dies after BASE jump attempt in Zion National Park in Utah - CNN.com

"(CNN) -- A newlywed woman died after plunging about 2,000 feet after a BASE jumping attempt in Utah's rugged Zion National Park, authorities said Sunday.
)name deleted here) 28, and her husband of two weeks, (name deleted here), climbed up Mount Kinesava, a 7,276-foot peak that overlooks the park, on Saturday, the National Park Service said.

The Salt Lake City couple were said to be experienced BASE jumpers -- in which participants leap from fixed objects, such as mountains or buildings, using parachutes to slow their falls.

The risky activity is illegal inside Zion National Park, authorities said."
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I don't think so. But I would use some of those rocket things that fly you just above the ocean, like you're walking on it! And parasailing!

Pac, didn't you teach parachuting at one time?
I did.
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Have you ever base jumped Pac? That's such a horrible story about the newlyweds.
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I would love to fly into outer space. I would want to wait a bit and see the safety record. I want the space hotel.
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Absolutely, with all the bells and whistles Pac mentioned, too! I want to be in outer space and I would got to Mars if it was offered...
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