[FPSPACE] If people spend $70,000 to climb Mount Everest...

LARRY KLAES ljk4 at msn.com
Thu Oct 7 13:09:34 EDT 2004

To paraphrase Tom Hanks in the film A League of Their Own, if it was easy then anybody could do it.  And then it wouldn't be a grand adventure (I added that last sentence).


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jim Oberg<mailto:joberg at houston.rr.com> 
  To: fpspace at friends-partners.org<mailto:fpspace at friends-partners.org> ; LARRY KLAES<mailto:ljk4 at msn.com> 
  Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2004 1:07 PM
  Subject: Re: [FPSPACE] If people spend $70,000 to climb Mount Everest...

  I thougt that only little more than 1000 had summitted, in total -- but certainly, many more climb ON Everest every year without reaching the top (or even intending to). That's how astronaut Karl Henize died, as you recall. 

  And hundreds of people -- exact figure uncertain -- have died there, including Karl -- another potential analog to space tourism.

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: LARRY KLAES<mailto:ljk4 at msn.com> 
    To: fpspace<mailto:fpspace at friends-partners.org> 
    Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2004 9:39 AM
    Subject: [FPSPACE] If people spend $70,000 to climb Mount Everest...

    Why not spend a few more to fly into space - if you can afford it, of course.  And over one thousand people climb the tallest mountain on Earth every year now, when just over 50 years ago only 2 had done it.




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