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(Update: Blogger hasn't fixed its problem with the "adult warning". Will go back to posting at my WordPress blog)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Virgin Galactic first flight

An amazing image.  Space flight for sort-of-ordinary folks ($200,000!)  But remember that in the thirties, a 3 minute phone call from Australia to London cost a month's wages.  Now it costs an hour's wage.  Before WW1, a transatlantic ship passage cost more than a year's wages for a working class person.  Even in the early 60s, a plane ticket from Australia to London was several months' salary even for the middle class.  Now it costs less than one month's salary.  Costs will fall fast.  Space travel, at least orbiting the Earth, will become normal.

Here's a photo of its test flight.  Click on it to get a much bigger picture. There's a related post here.

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