Re: junk mail and newly motivated editors
>Instead of creating new lists, maybe we can ask online services such as
>spacer.com to use sf-discuss for their space tourism discussions.
Yes well considering how little traffic we get on this list I don't think
spamming's a big issue.
But I (Simon/Spacer) did get beaten up by Motley Fool for posting some come
visit spacedaily.com ads in their various newsbaskets for different space
Has anyone seen these discussions at Motley.
Try http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?id=1200049000000000 for Orbital, if
it doesn't work go in through their frontend at;
http://boards.fool.com/ and ORB of any other ticker down below.
As to space tourism - I must admit we have been a bit light on space
tourism. Had a good run of x-prize advertisers last year and got all fired
up about space-travel.com . We still have the domain and would like to get
it active, but it all takes time and there are other projects with higher
Nonetheless, space tourism is coming, but not as fast as they could. What
surprises me is how difficult it's been for Russia to cash in on this. They
have rockets that need to be built, a space station as a destination and an
urgent need for cash. Maybe they need to price their services a bit lower
and go for volume.
It would be of the best ways of forcing commercial space and tourism on to
the policy agenda.
Apart from Mars and beyond there are not a lot of space firsts left at
close range and a space hotel that used an auction system to bid for
passage would be a real space first to be remembered. So how about a few
former cosmonauts get a startup going and get the franchise now!
Anyway that's my two cents worth for today.