Start Planning Your Trip to SPACE!

Start Planning Your Trip to SPACE!


Why float in a hotel pool when you can float in your room? Being a private astronaut sounds like a dream,
but it’s 100% real. As of 2013, seven private space tourists have
slipped the bonds of Earth to go out into space, at least for a short while. We are in the middle of a space tourism revolution,
and you can actually start planning your trip today! Maybe you want to take advantage of a package
from Space Adventures, where you go on a twelve day trip into Earth orbit. You’ll be traveling at 17,000 miles-per-hour
which is fast enough for you to see the entire surface of the Earth rotate underneath you
in ninety minutes. So what’s the downside? Well… It costs about 50 million dollars. But hey, maybe that’s not right for you. Maybe
you would prefer a sub-orbital flight. Now this would be cheaper and shorter, but
it would also mean that you would go high enough so that you could see the actual curvature
of Earth, you would experience weightlessness, and you’d be about sixty miles over the surface
of the planet. So Virgin Galactic estimates that the first
1,000 passengers of its service will spend about $250,000 for this privilege. But a company called XCOR estimates that a
shorter flight would cost only about $95,000. One company called Bigelow Aerospace wants
to be the leader in space lodgings. They have these space stations they called
expandable habitats. Just imagine an orbital rental cabin made out of inflatable fabric. But as long as we’re going into space, we
might as well go whole hog right? I mean, more than 500 people have been up
in space. But only twelve human beings have ever been
to the moon. As far as you know. That totally happened. That was not Photoshop. Anyway, an organization called The Golden
Spike Company estimates that they could take a person from Earth to the moon for the measly
sum of seven hundred fifty million dollars per person. If we can create an efficient non-rocket launch
system like a space elevator or a launch loop concept driven by electro-magnets, that could
radically reduce the price. But each of those methods have their own drawbacks. Another way to drop prices might be to have
the space tourists do science when they go up into orbit on behalf of a professional
or nonprofit organization. Just imagine, you could reduce costs, you’d
go into space, and you’d do science. Everybody wins! This is a chance to be a part of a human movement
that’s a new era in our history. And we might be able to answer some important questions
that professional scientific journeys have yet to address. Things like what sort of party games are best
in zero gravity? Or what’s it like to jam out with your garage
band when you’re in space? Or even what baby is going to have the honor
of being the first human conceived outside of Earth? Alright guys, I have a question for you. Lets
say that you’re going out into space but you can only bring five pounds of stuff with you. What would you pack? Let us know in the comments
below. And if you enjoyed this video, make sure you
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    Cebastian Rosing

    Assuming food and water is taken care of, and I can bring 5 pounds of anything I desire, I'd take a 4K videocamera with me (preferably the one Sony just showed off in CES), a sketchbook and a pencil. Should be good to hang out in space for a while 🙂

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    Freak80MC

    I love hearing about stuff like this because I know that this is the way of the future and this is the only way our species will survive. Hopefully the requirements arn't too harsh for going up and I can book a ride once before I die!

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    cr4yv3n

    And this is called "Forward Thinking" ??
    Allowing corporations to spread and take over the outer-space ?? Have you lost your MINDS !?

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    Thomas Davis

    Skydiving is so cliche to have on a bucket list. Traveling to low earth orbit after retirement is on mine! I'm also contemplating having a heart transplant after retirement (in hopes that it will allow me to live to be 100 or so) but that's a maybe. Psh, skydiving. Everyone says that.

    If I only had five pounds, I would just bring underwear, a couple pairs of socks and a couple of shirts. I'd be wearing my pants. I'm assuming that the facility would provide bathing, hygiene, and food like a typical hotel (services provided by the time I retire). That would be awesome to see a chief cooking in zero G! They'd probably have some sort of steamer or crock pot. Maybe an electric stove. I don't think they'd ever have an open flame.

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    Jonathan Strickland

    In our companion audio podcast, Joe McCormick, Lauren Vogelbaum and I go into more detail about private space travel and explain the different options that are opening up for folks like you and me to hop on a rocket and blast off. http://www.fwthinking.com/podcasts/space-tourism/

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    Salvatore Anzalone

    @Andres Gomez
    My nigga! I was going to say the same thing. The feeling of euphoria at its finest. Scientifical studies cud also be taken, for example is it possible to hit a bong in zero gravity space!?

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    Michael Hartman

    5 lbs. Outside oxygen, an experiment or "seed" technology to allow indefinite stays in space, or and experiment that would advance science.

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    Angered Ewok

    I would pack anything I want because in space everything is weightless unless you in "space" in stead of "outer space" because in "space" A.K.A earth or any other planet or moon

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    I don't know if a 3D printer w/ materials exceeds the weight limit, but I'd choose 3D printer with lots of materials.

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    spikynl

    please remove your sunglasses…
    Do people really buy this nasa bullsh!t?? Like goverement lie to us.
    Earth’s complete coverage by clouds from the space.
    All photos and videos = complete coverage by clouds.
    No satellite ??? star ??? countries ??? moon ??? Sun ???
    Nonsense. Everything revolves around me.
    Like sun revolves around earth 🙂

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    mervviscious

    a pound of crank, so I wouldn't miss one moment, and glass and torch lighter and a gold star neck-less with a diamond for the multiple women in my life…

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    Lynda Williams

    no critical thinking at all here just an advertisement for space tourism 99.999% of the people can't afford, ever. what are the environmental consequences? what is the cost to the rest of us? when these obscenely rich people pay 52 million for 10 days in space when millions of people on earth are suffering from poverty, nobody sees a problem or social injustice in that? its obscene. this show promotes the entitlement of the super rich at the expense of the rest of us and if you can't see that then you have been duped. 

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    Jamie Godman

    Blue origin and their new Shepard will be the way to go for safe sub-orbital flights. Xcor may as well, but you're strapped in a little seat so you will not experience microgravity. And virgin galactic? Please…..4 people killed by the companies flawed design and terrible management/leadership. I doubt virgin galactic ever reaches space let alone takes any passengers. Bigelow Aerospace is the bomb. The B330 will be NASAs future deep space HAB and will be commercial space stations and orbiting hotels! I can't wait. Too bad SpaceX goal was to launch people into LEO instead of Mars because SpaceX actually achieves their stated goals. Unlike Virginia galactica never achieving a single goal they promised. Poor spaceport America.

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    Grim Reaper syp

    If I had MILLION'S of $$$. I wouldn't be thinking of going into Outer Space. Of course below the Van Allen Belts (That NO-ONE) has "EVER" Passed……… By the way, when they get a chance to Orbit the MOON. They'll be able to send Us Pictures of the U.S. Flag that the American's Supposedly put there in 1969. (Right, Okkkkkkkkkkk) How about if all the PEOPLE that have Multi Millions/Billions of $$$ to spend on this hopeful Trip/DREAM. Spend they're Multi Millions getting Our Loving Planet back to it's NORMAL state. Throw out all the Garbage, JUNK, Missiles, BOMBS, etc. that MAN has Created into Orbit and "LIVE" a Happy Life here on "EARTH" til the day You Pass…

    "MAN has Ruined Our Planet, Let MAN Repair it for the Future of Mankind."

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    iMixi 765

    Wtf man. Dont even have to pay to see the earth.. Draw a planet or go on YouTube live nasa.. You can see the earth

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    Veronica Vigal

    50 million??? I don't even have 10 dollars rn. I'm pissed. Since a kid i wanted to see outer space but now i guess may be in the next life.

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    Man Alz

    He forgot one more downside that is you may not be able to come back, which is something to be understood!!

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    Vonyie

    bunch of fake fiction.. earth is stationary and flat, research it, everything will fall back to its place and all this science mickey mouse indoctrination will fly out the window.. i love the animation though ,.!..

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    Samira Jothish

    Camera,Harry potter books,if there is wi-fi then my mobile phone ,karaoke player and of course food and water

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