• richest in the world will fly into space

    From Oli@21:3/102 to All on Tue Jun 8 14:12:37 2021
    «Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has revealed on Instagram that he plans to fly on Blue Origin's first human spaceflight next month.

    "I want to go on this flight because it's a thing I've wanted to do all my life," Bezos, the richest person in the world, said in a post published Monday morning. "It's an adventure. It's a big deal for me."»

    https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/06/jeff-bezos-says-he-will-fly-into-space-next-month/
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to Oli on Tue Jun 8 07:20:00 2021
    Oli wrote to All <=-

    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has revealed on Instagram that he plans to
    fly on Blue Origin's first human spaceflight next month.

    "I want to go on this flight because it's a thing I've wanted to do all
    my life," Bezos, the richest person in the world, said in a post
    published Monday morning. "It's an adventure. It's a big deal for me."

    I could afford to go to space if I didn't pay taxes, too.


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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to Oli on Wed Jun 9 13:45:33 2021
    On 08 Jun 2021 at 02:12p, Oli pondered and said...

    «Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has revealed on Instagram that he plans to
    fly on Blue Origin's first human spaceflight next month.

    I think he's also try to reassure folks it's a good bet to invest in.

    Personally the risk of being on the first flight is something I'd pass on.
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  • From paulie420@21:2/150 to Avon on Wed Jun 9 13:14:10 2021
    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has revealed on Instagram that he plans t fly on Blue Origin's first human spaceflight next month.

    I think he's also try to reassure folks it's a good bet to invest in. Personally the risk of being on the first flight is something I'd pass
    on.

    Right?! I mean... I'm sure that they've tested and are going at space travel using tight engineering - that they have to meet some level of surety that they know safety is taken care of... but man. I wouldn't be strapping in on the VERY FIRST flight, either! Lol.

    I mean you don't know what you don't know, right? Its amazing that we're in a place where individuals have the wealth to be able to make that decision... crazy. His brother is gonna go up with him, too? Man... must be nice being that f*****.



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  • From Arelor@21:2/138 to paulie420 on Wed Jun 9 16:46:13 2021
    Re: Re: richest <censored> in the world will fly into space
    By: paulie420 to Avon on Wed Jun 09 2021 01:14 pm

    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has revealed on Instagram that he plans fly on Blue Origin's first human spaceflight next month.

    I think he's also try to reassure folks it's a good bet to invest in. Personally the risk of being on the first flight is something I'd pass on.

    Right?! I mean... I'm sure that they've tested and are going at space travel using tight engineering - that they have to meet some level of surety that t know safety is taken care of... but man. I wouldn't be strapping in on the V FIRST flight, either! Lol.

    I mean you don't know what you don't know, right? Its amazing that we're in place where individuals have the wealth to be able to make that decision... crazy. His brother is gonna go up with him, too? Man... must be nice being t f*****.



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    My college had a lot of aerospace and rocket science going on. We had some reputable airflight simulators and everything.

    One of the Professors from the Electronics department once told me that shuttles and the like are scary as heck, because he felt they were using stoneage technology behind a flashy cover :-) In the sense that the whole thing felt as if spaceships were just metal boxes with rockets strapped on them, but it was ok because they put the logo of some reputable agency on them.

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  • From Oli@21:3/102 to paulie420 on Thu Jun 10 08:15:20 2021
    paulie420 wrote (2021-06-09):

    I think he's also try to reassure folks it's a good bet to invest
    in. Personally the risk of being on the first flight is something
    I'd pass on.

    Right?! I mean... I'm sure that they've tested and are going at space travel using tight engineering - that they have to meet some level of surety that they know safety is taken care of... but man. I wouldn't be strapping in on the VERY FIRST flight, either! Lol.

    We don't know what he knows and doesn't know. He has access to all the data. That is quite different than an organisation like NASA sending astronauts in Space Shuttles to space. Or booking a flight as a private citizen and have to blindly trust the space ship and space travel company that the flights are save. (We have free tickets for the first flight on the Boing space ship. Who wants one? ... anyone? ... anyone? ... no one?)

    It's also not a given, that the first flight is the most dangerous. The things that go wrong are often caused by the unknown (or ignored) design flaws that eventually cause a catastrophic failure, but you don't know if it will happen on the 1st flight or the 128th.

    Maybe Bezos is fully aware of the risks or maybe he is convinced that is has to be a success, because he achieved so much.

    I mean you don't know what you don't know, right? Its amazing that we're
    in a place where individuals have the wealth to be able to make that decision... crazy. His brother is gonna go up with him, too? Man... must
    be nice being that f*****.

    /This week, Jeff Bezos announced his plan to become the first billionaire in space. Next month, on the 52nd anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, he will fly about 100 km above the rest of us, see the curve of the Earth and experience a few minutes of weightlessness, before a final descent. As a metaphor for the relationship between the super-rich and everyone else, it does not come much better. What also takes some beating is the justification from the world's richest person for living out the sci-fi dreams he had as a boy: he has so much money he doesn't know how to spend it./
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    from: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/09/the-guardian-view-on-the-super-rich-a-billion-reasons-for-a-wealth-tax
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  • From paulie420@21:2/150 to Arelor on Thu Jun 10 20:47:55 2021
    One of the Professors from the Electronics department once told me that shuttles and the like are scary as heck, because he felt they were using stoneage technology behind a flashy cover :-) In the sense that the
    whole thing felt as if spaceships were just metal boxes with rockets strapped on them, but it was ok because they put the logo of some reputable agency on them.

    So, do you think Bezos will travel to space and back sucessfully? No problems???

    I think so - but I can't say I hope for... news.



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  • From paulie420@21:2/150 to Oli on Thu Jun 10 20:49:20 2021
    It's also not a given, that the first flight is the most dangerous. The things that go wrong are often caused by the unknown (or ignored) design flaws that eventually cause a catastrophic failure, but you don't know
    if it will happen on the 1st flight or the 128th.

    Maybe Bezos is fully aware of the risks or maybe he is convinced that is has to be a success, because he achieved so much.

    Agreed - I think he trusts his data... but man... I sure wouldn't have taken the first seat. For sure.



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  • From Arelor@21:2/138 to paulie420 on Fri Jun 11 03:50:54 2021
    Re: Re: richest <censored> in the world will fly into space
    By: paulie420 to Arelor on Thu Jun 10 2021 08:47 pm

    One of the Professors from the Electronics department once told me that shuttles and the like are scary as heck, because he felt they were usin stoneage technology behind a flashy cover :-) In the sense that the whole thing felt as if spaceships were just metal boxes with rockets strapped on them, but it was ok because they put the logo of some reputable agency on them.

    So, do you think Bezos will travel to space and back sucessfully? No problems???

    I think so - but I can't say I hope for... news.



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    I am not a gambler, so I am gonna place no bets.

    Who knows, maybe Bezos sends a double into the SHuttle and the whole thing is for marketing anyway :-P

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  • From paulie420@21:2/150 to Arelor on Fri Jun 11 19:53:05 2021
    So, do you think Bezos will travel to space and back sucessfully? No problems???

    I think so - but I can't say I hope for... news.

    I am not a gambler, so I am gonna place no bets.
    Who knows, maybe Bezos sends a double into the SHuttle and the whole
    thing is for marketing anyway :-P

    No joke - I didn't even think twice about that side of things.. hes so damn rich he could pull off any stunt he wanted to. Maybe the whole thing is v/r.



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