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Re: Impact of Stratolaunch on F9 demand 5-10 years from now
« Reply #80 on: 02/08/2012 02:15 pm »
Why is this article linked in several threads?

Anyway, I love this bit of spin
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So what does that mean for ticket prices in the future? Musk tells us that with daily flights, the cost will run about $100 per pound. For the average male, that means about 20,000 bucks. Start saving your money.

Only if you are just paying for the fuel to launch yourself, not including the weight of the spacecraft, depreciation, no return on investment, no profit taking, no crew and no maintenance costs, ect.

$100 per pound has been the rule of thumb fuel costs per pound to orbit since the early days of usenet. It is not a realistic goal. It only includes the fuel costs. Though I am sure several SpaceX fans will take this as gospel.
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