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Message 1423812 - Posted: 3 Oct 2013, 23:05:24 UTC

NBC Is Sending People to Space

NBC has picked up a space travel reality series from mega producer Mark Burnett and crazed billionaire Richard Branson.

The show is called Space Race and it's about people competing for a chance to go space on one of Richard Branson's spaceships.

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2013/10/challenge-will-never-die/70174/

Mr. Branson, does not need a reality show. He has enough money. jmo
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Message 1424114 - Posted: 4 Oct 2013, 18:18:49 UTC

I challenge that!!

Richard Branson is not a "crazed billionaire" he is a successful entrepreneur. But he also likes the limelight too much, which sometimes backfires. He is one of life's colourful characters, shame we don't have more of them.

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Message 1424130 - Posted: 4 Oct 2013, 18:44:26 UTC

I've met Richard Branson and I certainly wouldn't describe him as "crazed", eccentric certainly, but crazed, no.

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Message 1424155 - Posted: 4 Oct 2013, 20:08:58 UTC

Is this a contest to get to ride on Spaceship II or some rediculous quest to try to Fly to Mars?
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Message 1424237 - Posted: 4 Oct 2013, 22:56:19 UTC - in response to Message 1424155.

Is this a contest to get to ride on Spaceship II or some rediculous quest to try to Fly to Mars?



Bob, just to get a ride in space. Mars, is not included.

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Message 1425149 - Posted: 7 Oct 2013, 6:11:20 UTC

Then it seems to me that many of those who initially expressed a desire to ride in Spaceship II have not come through with the money for the tickets.
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Message 1425218 - Posted: 7 Oct 2013, 12:43:54 UTC

have not come through with the money for the tickets.


I don't think there are that many millionaires in this world...
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Message 1425300 - Posted: 7 Oct 2013, 17:03:35 UTC - in response to Message 1425218.

have not come through with the money for the tickets.


I don't think there are that many millionaires in this world...


Apparently, there are over 24 million millionaires.
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Message 1425308 - Posted: 7 Oct 2013, 17:11:39 UTC - in response to Message 1425300.

have not come through with the money for the tickets.


I don't think there are that many millionaires in this world...


Apparently, there are over 24 million millionaires.



Oh my...but still, when you compare it with earth's population, They're still a huge minority...
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Message 1425310 - Posted: 7 Oct 2013, 17:13:15 UTC - in response to Message 1425308.

have not come through with the money for the tickets.


I don't think there are that many millionaires in this world...


Apparently, there are over 24 million millionaires.



Oh my...but still, when you compare it with earth's population, They're still a huge minority...


Yeah, something like 0.5%. And, sadly, I am not one of them. :P

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Message 1425312 - Posted: 7 Oct 2013, 17:15:39 UTC - in response to Message 1425310.

have not come through with the money for the tickets.


I don't think there are that many millionaires in this world...


Apparently, there are over 24 million millionaires.



Oh my...but still, when you compare it with earth's population, They're still a huge minority...


Yeah, something like 0.5%. And, sadly, I am not one of them. :P



Same here;)
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Message 1425315 - Posted: 7 Oct 2013, 17:18:16 UTC - in response to Message 1425218.

have not come through with the money for the tickets.


I don't think there are that many millionaires in this world...


How many seats are there. 4 or 5? Yes, there are that many millionaires to fill 4 or 5 seats. :)

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Message 1425375 - Posted: 7 Oct 2013, 19:09:21 UTC

Branson's Spaceship Two has six passenger seat, and as Sarge says there are more than enough millionaires around to fill that a good few times - enough to form a not insubstantial waiting list even in these pressed times.
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Message 1459061 - Posted: 31 Dec 2013, 7:41:40 UTC - in response to Message 1425375.

Why Not!

Mars One, the company with the ambitious plan to colonize Mars with a group of people willing to take a one-way ride to the Red Plant, announced Monday that 1,058 out of more than 200,000 volunteers have made it to the second round of the application process.

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/5475/20131230/mars-one-announces-1-058-people-advance-round-2-earn.htm
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Message 1459144 - Posted: 31 Dec 2013, 13:25:16 UTC

Hehehehe, will it ever happen? I really do not think so ....

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Message 1460232 - Posted: 3 Jan 2014, 6:47:19 UTC

•55 percent of the new applicant pool is male and 45 percent is female. That's more masculine than the general population, but still substantially more gender balanced than U.S. Congress.
•63 percent have a bachelor's degree or higher, while 3 percent of the total hold medical degrees (who wouldn't want a doctor on Mars?). Less than 7 percent of people on Earth in 2010 had college degrees, which means Mars may soon be the most educated planet in the solar system.
•76 percent of applicants are employed, 15 percent are still in school, and 8 percent are unemployed. If surviving as a colonist on another planet counts as a job, expect Mars to have an employment rate of 100 percent.
•43 percent of applicants come from the Americas, 27 percent from Europe, 21 percent from Asia, 5 percent from Africa, and 4 percent from Oceania. That hardly jibes with the distribution of the world population; if it did, 60 percent of Martians would be Asian and 14 percent would hail from the Americas. A closer match is the distribution of global wealth by nation, of which the Americas claim 35 percent.
•107 countries are represented in the applicants and, at 28 percent of all those accepted into Mars One's second round, the United States has the largest pool of candidates.
•34 percent of potential Martians are younger than 25, about 65 percent are between the ages of 26 and 55, and 2 percent are older than 56. In contrast, 40 percent of Earthlings are less than 25 years old and 17 percent older than 56.


http://www.popsci.com/article/science/mars-one-narrows-list-wannabe-martians-2025-colony?utm_content=buffer3021c&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=Buffer
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Message 1460236 - Posted: 3 Jan 2014, 6:56:29 UTC - in response to Message 1460232.

•55 percent of the new applicant pool is male and 45 percent is female. That's more masculine than the general population, but still substantially more gender balanced than U.S. Congress.
•63 percent have a bachelor's degree or higher, while 3 percent of the total hold medical degrees (who wouldn't want a doctor on Mars?). Less than 7 percent of people on Earth in 2010 had college degrees, which means Mars may soon be the most educated planet in the solar system.
•76 percent of applicants are employed, 15 percent are still in school, and 8 percent are unemployed. If surviving as a colonist on another planet counts as a job, expect Mars to have an employment rate of 100 percent.
•43 percent of applicants come from the Americas, 27 percent from Europe, 21 percent from Asia, 5 percent from Africa, and 4 percent from Oceania. That hardly jibes with the distribution of the world population; if it did, 60 percent of Martians would be Asian and 14 percent would hail from the Americas. A closer match is the distribution of global wealth by nation, of which the Americas claim 35 percent.
•107 countries are represented in the applicants and, at 28 percent of all those accepted into Mars One's second round, the United States has the largest pool of candidates.
•34 percent of potential Martians are younger than 25, about 65 percent are between the ages of 26 and 55, and 2 percent are older than 56. In contrast, 40 percent of Earthlings are less than 25 years old and 17 percent older than 56.


http://www.popsci.com/article/science/mars-one-narrows-list-wannabe-martians-2025-colony?utm_content=buffer3021c&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=Buffer


Thanks Julie.

I see there down to 1,058 applicants.
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Message 1464122 - Posted: 14 Jan 2014, 1:24:27 UTC - in response to Message 1460236.

SALT LAKE CITY - Ken Sullivan, one of just over 1,000 candidates still being considered for a settlement mission to Mars, says he's willing to make sacrifices for the one-way trip.

"I think most people think I'm crazy," Sullivan said. "My wife is probably one of those."

hat list has been narrowed down to 1,058 candidates for one of the four final positions.

http://www.mtshastanews.com/article/20140112/NEWS/301129951/10113/LIFESTYLE

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Message 1470568 - Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 1:29:09 UTC - in response to Message 1464122.

Report: Human Body Not Prepared For Life In Outer Space

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. (CBS Tampa) - Recently, a not-for-profit organization known as Mars One released the list of 1,058 applicants who could be selected for colonization on Mars.

http://tampa.cbslocal.com/2014/01/29/report-human-body-not-prepared-for-life-in-outer-space/
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Message 1480817 - Posted: 23 Feb 2014, 1:50:08 UTC

Branson says space flight ready this year.

UK businessman Sir Richard Branson has reiterated his claim that the first Virgin Galactic flight into space will take place later this year.

I guess only time will tell.

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