DailyDirt: Ready For A Trip To Space Yet?

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The opportunities to hitch a ride to space are growing by leaps and bounds now. Just a few years ago, you needed to be a multi-millionaire with the right stuff to buy your way on a rocketship to space. Now, you just need to be some kind of marketing phenomenon that can help with a marketing campaign (or have a few hundred thousand bucks to spare). Here are some examples of some ordinary folks who will be going up in space (suborbital) in the near future. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.


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    Bergman (profile), Feb 5th, 2013 @ 5:07pm

    I expect...

    To hear at least three different 100-mile-high club jokes about that porn star in space thing...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 6th, 2013 @ 1:22am

    Re: I expect...

    That porn star doesn't seem to be riding on Virgin Galactic... there's some joke there, I'm sure.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 6th, 2013 @ 2:28am

    "Just a few years ago, you needed to be a multi-millionaire with the right stuff to buy your way on a rocketship"

    actually 'the right stuff' is simply the willingness to folk over a large amount of your millions to buy your way..

     

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    DB Cooper, Feb 6th, 2013 @ 4:47am

    Female Chinese astronauts

    Funny, Many of the same things that disqualify a chinese woman from being an astronaut would also disqualify them from being a girlfriend: Bad Breath, Snoring, heavy regional accent, bad teeth etc. Why would I want to marry a female version of myself! :-)

     

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