Richard_the_Aughth

Why go into space when you can explore the deep sea?

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So I was thinking, if people are paying a boat load of money for a short trip into outer space, why dont deep sea researchers offer the same thing? Of course you would have to sign away the liability, like I am sure they do for space trips, but personally I would much rather take a trip to the depths of the ocean rather than go into space for a few minutes. It would also help fund deep sea research.

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I'd like to operate a live submersible remotely from sea level with large screen monitors.  I'd feel safer and could get a similar experience.  I agree, there must be a lot of cool stuff to see in the depths of the ocean.

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Hmmmmmm, what would I rather do given a choice.

 

See the stars from orbit or look a whale sh*t on the bottom.

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3 mins ago, Gotcow? said:

Hmmmmmm, what would I rather do given a choice.

 

See the stars from orbit or look a whale sh*t on the bottom.

 You can say it another way as well. What would you rather see? some amazing creature that possibly no one has ever seen before? Or white dots of light against a black background?

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13 mins ago, Gotcow? said:

Hmmmmmm, what would I rather do given a choice.

 

See the stars from orbit or look a whale sh*t on the bottom.

Those flights offered by Musk and Branson don't go into orbit. They're suborbital flights of about 15 or 20 minutes, on a ballistic arc, just like Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom did in 1961.

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7 mins ago, Richard_the_Aughth said:

 You can say it another way as well. What would you rather see? some amazing creature that possibly no one has ever seen before? Or white dots of light against a black background?

The universe or the bottom of the world?

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Just now, Ditch Jigger said:

Those flights offered by Musk and Branson don't go into orbit. They're suborbital flights of about 15 or 20 minutes, on a ballistic arc, just like Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom did in 1961.

Ride a rocket or sink to the bottom in darkness?

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Just now, Richard_the_Aughth said:

You should buy yourself a light bright. I think you'll have a lot of fun

You should realize when somebody is bustin your chops.     :D

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2 mins ago, Gotcow? said:

You should realize when somebody is bustin your chops.     :D

I thought the light bright comment was funny!

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I’m with you. Ocean all the way. I’ve  been a machinist in the oceanographic business for the last 30 plus years so I have a bias opinion. Built many projects that study the oceans. I’ll take Alvin. 

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