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Raffle to Get a Ticket on a Civilian SPACEX Mission to Orbit the Earth

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There is charity raffle currently going on in America to get a seat on an all civilian SPACEX mission. Entry starts at $10, but unfortunately is only open to USA citizens. It's a private charter by tech entrepreneur Jared Isaacman that will also raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The civilian 4 person crew will be orbiting the Earth for 2 to 4 days.

While the idea of being strapped to a rocket to get there isn't that appealing. I'd probably still enter if I could. Is this something that appeals to you?

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- https://www.inspiration4.com

- https://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/spacex-announces-first-mission-space-all-civilian-crew-n1256390

ACR
28 days ago
What do you think of this?
Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap28 days ago

My son want to be an astronaut and would love this but obviously he is British

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana27 days ago

Can't help noticing in the last few weeks there has been 2 failed test launches where Space X vehicles have come crashing back to earth and exploded.

To be perfectly honest I'd rather someone took up a VR 360 degree camera and filmed it and then I could experience it to a degree from the safety of terra firma using a VR headset.

We are still in the very early stages of space exploration and the vehicles are still inherently unsafe with a high probability of death.

A quick google shows there is a 3.2 percent probability of dying when going into space so about a 1 in 30 chance of death.

No question an amazing experience to go into space though but you will also get mildly irradiated which could cause cancer in later life or other health conditions.

You definitely need to have a risk taker mentality. I totally understand the merit of taking risks to save others etc but its a lot of risk just for the experience of going into space.

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ACR
ACR
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27 days ago

There is a clear risk (and a great deal of discomfort), but I still believe a lot of people would jump at the chance to go into space. Every year lots of people do all manner of dangerous pursuits. Including trying to climb K2 despite there being a 'fatality rate of 29%'*

*https://www.businessinsider.com/mount-everest-10th-deadliest-mountain-himalayas-2019-5?r=US&IR=T

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neo1
neo127 days ago

Id jump (if i could jump) at the chance to be able to something like this. Ive been watching the SpaceX missions and tests for a few years now and they are amazing to watch.

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