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Sir Richard Branson Space Flight - Today - 2pm

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MarkM88
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What do you think? It sounds exciting, although not sure you would get me up there. 

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  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,649 Championing
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    I wouldn't mind a trip to space :) 
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  • vikingqueen
    vikingqueen Scope Member Posts: 1,498 Championing
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              I can think of better things to spend money on  :|
  • RDani
    RDani Community member Posts: 17 Connected
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    When you have as much money as these billionaires like Branson, Bezos & Musk money is irrelevant.  Bezos had to pay out 38 billion for his divorce.  He made half of that back within a few months.
  • vikingqueen
    vikingqueen Scope Member Posts: 1,498 Championing
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          I don't really care about how much money someone has @RDani I just think it's obscene that they choose to waste it when in 2021 people are homeless, hungry and desperate. How will wasting that much money benefit society!  I just don't get why they can't use their wealth to help others who have nothing. 
  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Championing
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    And what about the pollution from all these aircraft, they should be made to pay extortionate amounts in pollution tax. That applies to normal rocket take offs too.

    all unnecessary imo. ?

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  • RDani
    RDani Community member Posts: 17 Connected
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    The things these guys do like this 'space race' is advancing science as a whole for the entire planet, there is also Musk with his electric cars. 
    If you want to blame anyone for them not 'paying their share' blame the governments that let them get away with it.
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community member Posts: 3,127 Connected
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    The time has now changed to 3.30pm.

    http://www.virgingalactic.com/
  • OverlyAnxious
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    Branson does give a lot to charity.  If this idea takes off, he'll be able to make more profit from other super-rich people which will also be given to charity...as well as the scientific advances mentioned above too. 
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community member Posts: 3,127 Connected
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    Did anyone watch the live feed? I was on YouTube. 
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,649 Championing
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    I didn't @MarkN88, how was it?
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  • MarkM88
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    @Ross_Scope I enjoyed it but I did stop to think for a moment, I wonder what they will do if something serious goes wrong, but then it all went well so I was thinking in the end it must feel good. 
  • RDani
    RDani Community member Posts: 17 Connected
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    The live stream barely worked, I think Amazon Web Services were hosting the connection
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community member Posts: 3,127 Connected
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    RDani said:
    The live stream barely worked, I think Amazon Web Services were hosting the connection
    Bit of a few blips but I didn’t seem to have a lot of issues, saw quite a lot. 
  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Championing
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    ‘The Financial Times reveals EU plans to increase taxes on polluting fuels and to bring in a bloc-wide levy on kerosene in aviation.’ Sky news.

    Someones thinking right anyway. ?

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