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A weightless Shatner. Must be a magnificent view

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Thereís a guy who could stand to be weightless for a bit!
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It is an amazing accomplishment, no doubt, but I'm not calling it space flight until they can circumnavigate the globe.
Except they did in 1522 of course only 18 of a crew of 260 made it back.
Least everybody made it on this journey
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As I understand it, the flight costs $250,000 and lasts approximately ten minutes. That would be $416.67 per second.

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Can I get two seconds worth ?
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I'm sure Shatner did not pay for it- the PR that the program got from Captain Kirk going up is worth way more than the $250,000 ticket.
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I'm sure Shatner did not pay for it- the PR that the program got from Captain Kirk going up is worth way more than the $250,000 ticket.
Correct. CNN reported that Shatner was a "comped guest" so he didn't have to pay. Not only is it worth the PR, it's worth even more than having Shatner fly with the competition (Virgin Galactic).
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While I think itís cool that Shatner got to go, the whole billionaire ďspaceĒ flight scene seems like a huge waste of time and money, especially considering that itís purpose is space tourism, so expensive that only the ultra rich can afford it. Growing up in the 50ís and 60ís (watching the original ST in high school), we were supposed to be driving our own flying cars years ago, and routinely going to other planets. 52 years after walking on the moon, this looks more like a vanity project, funded by billionaires and tax dollars, when so much is needed right now here on earth.
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