The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 3-14-12 March 15, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: : John Batchelor, Andrew Nelson, Hotel Mars, international suborbital spaceflight, Lynx, microgravity, Mojave Air and Spaceport, oncology research and more., space tourism, suborbital research, suborbital spaceflight, The John Batchelor Show, XCOR Aerospace
The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 3-14-12
John Batchelor, Andrew Nelson, Dr. David Livingston
Guests: John Batchelor, Andrew Nelson, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: XCOR Aerospace and suborbital spaceflight/research. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, https://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com. The topics in this 11 minute plus segment focused on XCOR Aerospace, their Lynx vehicle, space tourism, and suborbital research missions. Mr. Nelson, the COO of XCOR, spoke about their wanting to fly up to four times a day, vehicles that go to 200,000 feet as well as to 350,00 feet, the views that can be seen from the edge of space and much more. We talked about the great success XCOR has had in gaining international interest and partners with their Lynx and their business model. In response to questions, Andrew talked about microgravity and oncology research. At one point he suggested that research revenues might come in around 60-70% of their total gross revenues. Andrew also talked about ticket sales and prices and said that the $95K price includes the training, testing, and the flight. If you have comments or questions, post them on The Space Show blog URL above.
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