Flying to outer space
ugo.santalucia Posts: 27,897
These prototype vehicles seem prone to exploding mid air... should we wish Amazon's boss well or not?
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A bit like Formula 1, they do develop technology, with a commercial application, but the same technology is then aimed to be used for outer space explorations.
So, it's not all bad.
My gripe is more with Amazon itself...
I guess Bezos wants to up the anti and get some media attention for Blue Origin, given Nasa's Moon landing contract was given to SpaceX.
I suppose it's good to have the competition if the goal is to encourage exploration in space.
My motto is: if it's on Amazon, it's probably rubbish.
Not sure shifting the blame for a firm's practices onto the consumers really achieves much.
You're unlikely to buy quality stuff on Amazon. If you care about your product, you will probably look at developing your own website to sell it
Yep, some major Billion pound brands there.
Gardening products including sheds
Clothes and shoes etc
All big brands
You might find cheaper elsewhere or newer models in some cases, but it's all there.
Felt Z6 2012
Red Arthur Caygill steel frame
I also agree with ugo that it's mainly full of censored Chinese tat but once in a while it does have really nice things at a worthwhile discount to regular shops. If it's a few quid I'll spend elsewhere.
I assume that he was joking when he said he wanted to go to space because he couldn't think of anything else to spend that much money on.
An outer space China? 😉
I am not sure. You have no chance.
If you don't look at outer space, if we have lost that drive, then we can even end up civilisation now... what's the point of self perpetrating sicker and sicker humans who refuse to evolve?
2020 Voodoo Marasa
2017 Cube Attain GTC Pro Disc 2016
2016 Voodoo Wazoo
It looks like a massive bell end.
To find another race...
I'll take your brains to another dimension
Pay close attention
It's a bit of a quick experience for around two to three hundred grand. Good to see they are confident enough for Branson to take a trip on it though.
SpaceX seem to have managed it to some extent.
The shameless product placement and sponsorship during the full broadcast was quite amusing but I guess we're not used to that here in the UK.