Thursday, April 12th 2007

Bill Gates off to Space

According to a Russian cosmonaut aboard the International Space Station, Bill Gates could be planning a trip to space sometime in the near future. Fyodor Yurchikhin, currently hosting former Microsoft engineer Charles Simonyi on the station, is claiming his present guest has told him Gates is also preparing to go to space, possibly on one of the $25 million trips to the space station provided by Space Adventures – although Microsoft officials are yet to comment on whether their chairman is arranging to leave the planet any time soon. Gates, who is the world’s richest man with an estimated $56 billion, has never been best known for high-risk endeavours, but perhaps he needs a new ‘Wow’ in his life now that Vista has been released?Source: Information Week
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22 Comments on Bill Gates off to Space

#1
Zalmann
One of M$'s co-founders (as well as Virgin founder, Richard Branson) sponsored a commercial space venture, I'm sure he can take that aircraft to go into space if he really wanted to go into space.
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#2
Jimmy 2004
Tash said:
Its totally possible. A trip to the moon costs around $20 Million today, but its possible.
:wtf:

There haven't been any moon landings since Apollo 17 back in 1972... NASA has plans to go back there, but they need to design and built new spacecraft.
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kakazza
Jimmy 2004 said:
Microsoft officials are yet to comment on whether their chairman is arranging to leave the planet any time soon
Wow, can that sentence be any cooler? ;)
Gates, who is the world’s richest man with an estimated $25 billion
Uh, more like twice that iirc.
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#4
Jimmy 2004
Tash said:
No moon landings since 1972? Are u crazy? They go into space all the time.. the one in 1972 was still using the rocket design.. they did build a new spacecraft - its called the space shuttle.
I stand by my statement - there have been no moon landings since 1972. It's not an opinion, it's a fact.

Yes, they do go into space all the time - but they don't land on the moon. And I would love to see a space shuttle landing on the moon, what with the fact it requires a runway to land.
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#5
Jimmy 2004
kakazza said:
Uh, more like twice that iirc.
You're right - I just used the info from the source. I thought it sounded lower than I remembered, but didn't check it out. I've updated it to the wikipedia figure ;)

Don't have a clue where they got $25 billion from. :rolleyes:
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#6
Darren
Jimmy 2004 said:
According to a Russian cosmonaut aboard the International Space Station, Bill Gates could be planning a trip to space sometime in the near future. Fyodor Yurchikhin, currently hosting former Microsoft engineer Charles Simonyi on the station, is claiming his present guest has told him Gates is also preparing to go to space, possibly on one of the $25 million trips to the space station provided by Space Adventures – although Microsoft officials are yet to comment on whether their chairman is arranging to leave the planet any time soon. Gates, who is the world’s richest man with an estimated $56 billion, has never been best known for high-risk endeavours, but perhaps he needs a new ‘Wow’ in his life now that Vista has been released?

Source: Information Week
This is when the government assassinates Billgates for wanting to visit the moon because the first moon landing was hoaxed and they dont want the majority of society or billionaires like Bill Gates to find out!:cry: :cry: :cry: :nutkick: :nutkick: Widen your mind!--> http://www.lunaranomalies.com/fake-moon.htm
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#7
Thermopylae_480
Tash said:
No moon landings since 1972? They go into space all the time.. the one in 1972 was still using the rocket design.. they did build a new spacecraft - its called the space shuttle. I find it hard to believe that they have had hundreds of space launched since 1972 but have not gotten back to the moon - i mean, what else are they doing up there?
You've got to be kidding. Please tell me you're joking?

There has not been a maned expedition to the moon since the end of the Apollo program. The space shuttle simply does not have the power to escape earth orbit.

look here.
especially under Apollo 17. Apparently NASA got this strange idea to add the comment, "Last men on the moon (so far)." as a side note.
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#8
overcast
lol @ a trips to the moon for $20 million. Tash you must be joking on all accounts, I refuse to believe otherwise.
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#9
KillZone
Its just a trip into space. Not a trip to the moon lol.

Landing on the moon would chew up all of Bills wealth.
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#11
Bastieeeh
Jimmy 2004 said:
According to a Russian cosmonaut aboard the International Space Station, Bill Gates could be planning a trip to space sometime in the near future.
... although Microsoft officials are yet to comment on whether their chairman is arranging to leave the planet any time soon.
That doesn't sound like Gates has even thought about it for a fraction of a second... :wtf:
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#12
spectre440
i wish i was uber-rich so i could go to space too...
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#13
tkpenalty
You know bill gates could freaking turn the moon into a "moon colony?" It might not be a trip.. it might be an establishment. Lawl... 50 years later, the moon is transformed into a habitable place.
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#14
BXtreme
tkpenalty said:
You know bill gates could freaking turn the moon into a "moon colony?" It might not be a trip.. it might be an establishment. Lawl... 50 years later, the moon is transformed into a habitable place.
maybe:wtf: and that place will be controlled by Microsoft :roll:
But moon colony is not a gd thing, right ? cuz When earth gets pwned and we have to run to another celestial body, the moon may come out of it's orbit and crash on earth and we all die :nutkick:
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#15
ex_reven
tkpenalty said:
You know bill gates could freaking turn the moon into a "moon colony?" It might not be a trip.. it might be an establishment. Lawl... 50 years later, the moon is transformed into a habitable place.
THAT would be cool :)
But im pretty sure the fuel costs alone required to get to the moon and back is somewhere near the billion dollar mark. And that would just be for propelling the small craft they used back in the Apollo missions. Imagine carrying huge space installations past gravity out into orbit?




Gravity is a bitch :laugh:
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#16
BXtreme
ex_reven said:
THAT would be cool :)
But im pretty sure the fuel costs alone required to get to the moon and back is somewhere near the billion dollar mark. And that would just be for propelling the small craft they used back in the Apollo missions. Imagine carrying huge space installations past gravity out into orbit?




Gravity is a bitch :laugh:
that figures! what's bill gonna do with all that money :p !? Spend all for the people :rockout: :roll: j/k
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#17
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
um..just wanted to throw in that we deff went to the moon...and if you told neal armstrong we didnt he'd prolly punch you in the head.
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#18
BXtreme
Solaris17 said:
um..just wanted to throw in that we deff went to the moon...and if you told neal armstrong we didnt he'd prolly punch you in the head.
:laugh: so true :D
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#19
ex_reven
Solaris17 said:
um..just wanted to throw in that we deff went to the moon...and if you told neal armstrong we didnt he'd prolly punch you in the head.
LMFAO Solaris

I dedicate this photoshop to your post :)
I call it, "Neil Armstrong Pwning"
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#20
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
lol thnx guys..im going to use that pick
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#21
DanTheBanjoman
Señor Moderator
ex_reven said:
LMFAO Solaris

I dedicate this photoshop to your post :)
I call it, "Neil Armstrong Pwning"
You forgot to photoshop a film set into the reflection of the helmet.
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#22
ex_reven
DanTheBanjoman said:
You forgot to photoshop a film set into the reflection of the helmet.
of what? solaris laughing maniacly :D?
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