Question of the Day, August 11, 2010

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Question of the Day, August 11, 2010

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Richard Garriott was the sixth person to become a "space tourist," and the first to officiate a wedding in zero gravity. If you could afford it, would you take a trip to space?

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No, not yet. It is not yet time. Still need to prepare.
But I would when I was ready, I suppose.
Well, I may not, as it could be a waste of funds that could be used to a better purpose.
So no, I suppose.

If I had the money to burn, sure - why not...

Will they let me take my gaming computer?

If not, NO.
I like Earthbound stuff... comfy chairs, dogs, icecream eaten for breakfast...

I know space is a big adventure and all... I'm just not a big adventurer!

Probably not, doesn't sound that interesting and I could spend the money instead on the worlds best gaming collection.

Yes totally. Totally. I mean, if you have enough money for that, you still have enough to buy the other things you [email protected] The people above me.

I would totally do this, but it would require more space and something more luxerious. Other than that, I am in!

HELL YES!!!! Who wouldn't want to go to space?

No, and it doesn't really interests me. I would only make a trip to space if I am going into another planet.

Yup! In an instant. I have always wanted to go into space but I am not exactly astronaut (or cosmonaut) material physically since I have asthma.

every time I think of going into space I remember the videos of the spaceships exploding.

Anyone who didn't say "Yes, definitely" needs to hand in their nerd identification card right now - and just forget about ever ordering from ThinkGeek again.

Yep. I've always loved seeing the big picture, and you can't get much bigger than that.

I wonder if they'd let me come on drunk. That'd be interesting.

OOOOOOOHH NO. I'm not getting in any hovering little pieces of metal in a vast open void where no one can save me.

without a doubt, who wouldnt (looks at results) oh.

Nope. Space is boring to me, I'd rather just stay on good ol' terra firma.

If someone said "Hey do you want a free trip to Space" I'd jump at the chance, but given a pile of money I'd probably do other things rather than go to space.

Yeah course i would id make a list of things i need:

1. Shotgun
2. Laser Rife
3. Pipe Bomb
4. Space Suit
5. chips:P

I wouldn't just take a trip there: If I could afford it I would go freaking live there. Lunar colony, Martian colony or, some sort of Quarian style, ship based colony...I want in!

Within a heart beat! I love Space and one reason I am joining the Air Force is the possibility to go into space. Should I ever do get into space, I'll say the Star Trek lines just for kicks.

... and maybe the Dead Space Twinkle Twinkle song to annoy my fellow members of the crew.

i want to go into space to have a zero gravity wedding!

imagine the hilarity!

stupid double post

my bad.

Definetly! And would happilly live on a colony/moon/mars too!

I'd go to space even if I couldn't afford it. I'd live in horrendous debt for the rest of my life, never own a home, never could retire, no college education for my kids, but I'd GO TO SPACE dammit!

of course!

when i was little i always wanted to be an astronaut!

Yes. And if I could afford it, I'd go first class, so I could get a lap dance.

Even thought it says I can afford it, I'm still skeptical as to how much money I'd lose on this thing. But if I was 100% sure that it wouldn't affect me financially, I'd go and take you all with me. (Note: that is also my plan if I ever have to be in a life/death situation)

My dream as a child was to bake cookies in space, and see what zero-gravity did to the taste. So yes, if I had to pay to be an astronaut caterer, I would.

No. I have very little interest in travel, and I would much prefer to stay here on earth with people that I care about.

I think the only reason I would, is to disprove that whole "you can't get it up in space" theory. i'm pretty sure that if anyone could, it would be me.

Six space tourists, right? And how civilians in space have died?
OK, so there was that sad event with the schoolteacher, but still. The number's at least one in ten. I'm not interested in killing myself over a chance to be in an environment that I was not designed to be in.

The Escapist Staff:
No, but a zero gravity wedding sounds like fun!

I think the zero gravity wedding night would much more fun.
BOW CHICKA WOW WOW

Marmooset:
Yes. And if I could afford it, I'd go first class, so I could get a lap dance.

Great minds Dude, great minds.

It'd be interesting sure, but it would have to be financially viable.

Furburt:
Yep. I've always loved seeing the big picture, and you can't get much bigger than that.

I wonder if they'd let me come on drunk. That'd be interesting.

zero gravity + drink = throwing up + one bad headache

You know that feeling of sickness when you get really dizzy? I imagine that with drink wouldn't go well. Although I imagine it would be worth it for the sheer epicness.

I would like to go in to space, as it is one of those trips that would be so memorable and would imprint on you for the rest of your life.

Erana:
Six space tourists, right? And how civilians in space have died?
OK, so there was that sad event with the schoolteacher, but still. The number's at least one in ten. I'm not interested in killing myself over a chance to be in an environment that I was not designed to be in.

Actually the number of deaths in space is 22 astronauts and cosmonauts, which is five percent of all people who have been in space and two percent of individual spaceflights.

Not bad if you ask me.

It's on my list of things to do when my ship comes in (lotto). I placed it after buying a new car with cash, buying a house with cash, quitting jobs I don't love, clearing-up some minor medical problems, buying a certain island from the US, and having made the worlds largest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pie (Straight from the sewer to me!). Right after that is space travel as a step to defacing the moon so that nobody could ever again claim man hadn't made it there.

Then I would have a Coke.

Im tempted to say no. How long would I be up there? If only for a short time then yes because i dont have the dicipline to exersize everyday to keep my body able to support itself on earth, IE my legs wouldnt be able to keep me up on earth if i didnt exersize. And reentry does seem like a bit of a gamble but heh, its space! no way i would pass up an oppertunity like that.

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