December 7th, 2009

turbine

David's Space Travel Wish List

Word count: 10524 | Since last entry: -1216

In honor of today's unveiling of SpaceShipTwo, the first commercial spacecraft, here's a wish list I've held in my head for some years:

  1. Actual stay in orbit (e.g. via Soyuz to ISS - $35,000,000)
  2. Simulated Mars mission (e.g. FMARS - cost unknown, substantial time commitment)
  3. Sub-orbital flight (e.g. Virgin Galactic - $200,000)
  4. Zero-G experience (e.g. ride on the Vomit Comit - $5000)
  5. Simulated astronaut training (e.g. Space Camp - $500-900)
  6. Zeppelin ride (e.g. Airship Ventures - $200-500)