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Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-31-2006 11:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Bigelow Aerospace's new website:
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Once the domain of only the privileged, Bigelow Aerospace is now offering to the public an exciting new opportunity. For the first time, you can actually send an item of your own into space. Your personal selection will be floating inside a spacecraft hundreds of miles above the Earth. If all systems function properly, your personal treasure (be it a photo, ring, bottle-cap or toy) will be floating in space for years.

And here is the best part: You might even be able to see it. That's right! The Bigelow Aerospace spacecraft known as Genesis II will be carrying multiple cameras. Some of these cameras will be viewing areas inside the spacecraft where your prized possession is floating. Everyday, Bigelow Aerospace will be downloading images and video from these cameras to its Website. If you log onto the Bigelow Aerospace Web portal, you will have a chance to actually see your item floating by! And who knows? If the Genesis II spacecraft stays in orbit for several years as we expect, you may see your face (or item) many times over!

A limited number of objects can be flown aboard the Genesis II so let us know if you're interested in reserving a slot now. You can reserve up to five opportunites to "Fly Your Stuff™.". Let us hear from you and join the adventure!


http://www.bigelowaerospace.com/fly_stuff/

FutureAstronaut
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posted 06-06-2006 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FutureAstronaut   Click Here to Email FutureAstronaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can we send in ourselves?!

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posted 06-06-2006 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkman   Click Here to Email Hawkman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by FutureAstronaut:
Can we send in ourselves?!


Please note that when you get to the page that they tell you that you will NOT get your item back but that it will burn up in the atmosphere upon re-entry.

Still wanna go??

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posted 06-07-2006 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FutureAstronaut   Click Here to Email FutureAstronaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Hawkman:
Please note that when you get to the page that they tell you that you will NOT get your item back but that it will burn up in the atmosphere upon re-entry.

Still wanna go??



Oops! No I don't still want to go. Thanks Hawkman. I hadn't read that part.

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posted 06-22-2006 11:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for HansReinhart   Click Here to Email HansReinhart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, but then think of what you CAN send up... A lot of possibilities....
How about a battery-powered digital readout of somekind to monitor temperature, radiation, etc...

Richard
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posted 06-23-2006 03:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard   Click Here to Email Richard     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anyone please tell me why a person would put their "prized possession" into space only to have it burn up on reentry? The only thing I could think of would be to send someones ashes (kind of sick).

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-23-2006 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Richard:
Can anyone please tell me why a person would put their "prized possession" into space only to have it burn up on reentry?
To see and know it is flying in space. Without the continuous streaming video, I wouldn't see the appeal in their offer but as anyone who has had an item of theirs fly in space can tell you, its often the photograph taken of it while it was there that has more meaning than the item itself. So much so, that the video of it flying by a window (assuming there is one) with the Earth below and space above might be worth the loss of the physical property.

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