SpaceOps is looking for funding to build its private spacecraft modeled after the American Gemini capsule.


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Got money to invest? SpaceOps is looking for funds to build its private spacecraft modeled after the American Gemini capsule.

The idea is a good one, as the Gemini capsule was quite capable. Getting almost $100 million from crowd-sourcing however is going to be very tough.

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  • “Getting almost $100 million from crowd-sourcing however is going to be very tough.”

    Possibly the understatement of the year. I suppose the minimum % value on the graphic is 1%, because to date they’ve raised 2/10,000 of a percent. Maybe they should try Kickstarter.

  • Patrick

    Why not just buy a Soviet capsule?

    They are a little bigger and probably cheaper than making a new one yourself.’

    All you need it the airframe and shield. You can put everything else in yourself.

  • I’m sure the Russians have greatly improved their spacecraft, but I always remember a comment made by one of the American crew on the Apollo-Soyuz mission after touring the Soyuz prior to launch:

    “I guess if they can get it up there, we can find it.”

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