6 replies on “SpaceShipOne”

  1. Dark Nexus says:

    Other runners
    The article mentioned da Vinci and Space Transport Corp, but I know a few others have said they intend to fly regardless, specifically the Canadian Arrow team, who I figure to be the next most likely after Scaled Composites to be commercially viable.

    On the note of money, does anybody know about how much SpaceShipOne costs per flight? I haven’t been able to find that information.

    • Alexius says:

      Re: Other runners

      On the note of money, does anybody know about how much SpaceShipOne costs per flight? I haven’t been able to find that information.

      On the /.> thread, It Said That They Cost $35 Mil, Or $25 Mil. Not Sure If That Was ‘Per Flight’ Or Not.

      • Timeshredder says:

        Where’s that 5-days-a-week Rocket Man when you need him?

        In a loosely-related story: Let’s hope we get some more ships up there soon. The space-station is experiencing a garbage pick-up problem.

      • Dark Nexus says:

        Re: Other runners

        On the note of money, does anybody know about how much SpaceShipOne costs per flight? I haven’t been able to find that information.

        On the /.> thread, It Said That They Cost $35 Mil, Or $25 Mil. Not Sure If That Was ‘Per Flight’ Or Not.

        I’m pretty sure that’s their total, overall costs. Though it sounds like they expect to be able to launch it’s successor (the 5 person one Virgin intends to use) at about $700K-$800K US per flight.

        • y42 says:

          Re: Other runners

          On the note of money, does anybody know
          about how much SpaceShipOne costs per flight? I haven’t been able to find
          that information.

          On the slashdot thread, It
          Said That They Cost $35 Mil, Or $25 Mil. Not Sure If That Was ‘Per
          Flight’ Or Not.

          I’m pretty sure that’s their total, overall costs. Though it sounds like they
          expect to be able to launch it’s successor (the 5 person one Virgin intends to
          use) at about $700K-$800K US per flight.

          So it would cost 200k USD per passenger to cover the cost of the flight?
          Pricey…

          • Alexius says:

            Re: Other runners

            On the note of money, does anybody know
            about how much SpaceShipOne costs per flight? I haven’t been able to find
            that information.

            On the slashdot thread, It
            Said That They Cost $35 Mil, Or $25 Mil. Not Sure If That Was ‘Per
            Flight’ Or Not.

            I’m pretty sure that’s their total, overall costs. Though it sounds like they
            expect to be able to launch it’s successor (the 5 person one Virgin intends to
            use) at about $700K-$800K US per flight.

            So it would cost 200k USD per passenger to cover the cost of the flight?
            Pricey…

            Exactly. This Is Designed For The Wealthy, Celebraties, And Other Such People To Get To ‘See Space’, But Not It’s Not Really Something Practically Useful, Yet. It Reminds Me Of Russia’s Trips Where They Let Someone Go For However Many Million They Charged. Except They Are Cheaper, And Don’t Require Training. Also, I Like How This Block Quote Started To Look Like a Pyramid.

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