Updated news from Earth!

Lots of space news planned for 2020!

We all saw the big news of SpaceX’s first successful test of the Dragon Demo-2’s In-Flight Abort Test (IFAT) This means Dragon 2 is human certified! Congrats, Elon, we love the twitter pictures! Very impressed how much survived, it goes to prove the engineering. You can view the video here, via NASA TV.

But do not let that overshadow another successful launch to the Starlink constallation. Now to quote from the wiki :

“As of January 2020, SpaceX has deployed 182 satellites. They plan to deploy 60 more per Falcon 9 launch, with launches as often as every two weeks after late 2019. In total, nearly 12,000 satellites will be deployed by the mid-2020s, with a possible later extension to 42,000.[7]

Pretty ambitious! I wonder what advancements are needed in shielding before a cubesat is just a bug on the windshield. This is actually something to consider as we travel the asteroid belts, even at cube size, that is a lot of mass to hit your ship. I think metals created from lunar mining would be used to create armor plating for outer planet shipping. A lot of iron out on those asteroids, and its already in a free orbit. On a mars trip the odds of collision are low, but something that holds say, 1000 people, is more of a whale in the ocean, so to speak.

Nonetheless, we are doing human launches in tin cans and we are putting thousands of ‘rocks’ in our own orbital ‘yard’. Lets not let our orbits become a junkyard. Now there are efforts to de-orbit objects, however these cubesats could present a future problem. I imagine some form of swarm technology would be used to create holes for departing spacecraft.

NASA (SLS website) recently trotted out their latest version of Artemis series, the SLS core module. Best of luck, proven track record etc. Can’t wait to see that giant candle launch!

Stay tuned!

News from Earth 8-19-2017

Is global warming too much for you? Tired of having to rebuild your lives due to tornado’s and hurricanes and such? Flooded? Forced to repeatedly move? We have our new GET-OFF-EARTH (GEO) package just for you! We offer an upgraded Emergency Relocation travel package to the moon! Here at Fly-To Inc. we know your a bit short on cash, so for a limited time only we offer the upgraded #2 ‘steerage’ package. Same as #2 package but upgraded to 8’x16’x6′ cargo slot, pets allowed, family counts as cargo rates. Due to demand, we are offer twice daily launches. The #2b package is only 50% more then a standard steerage package. Bank buried under water or rubble? Have no fear, we also offer financing till you get back on your feet, with interest rates as low as 45%! No pre-approval needed! So Fly-To-The-Moon and leave your troubles behind!


Welcome to the Fly-To-Earth portal. Here you will enjoy many of our fine packages within your budget that will get you to and from Earth to anywhere else in the solar system! Please be sure you use our travel tools to help you determine costs and flight times for other planetary destinations. Please click an advertisement because, well space *is* expensive and we aim to keep travel costs to the low billion dollars.

Currently we are offering discounts for transfer windows. Last minute reservations will depend on  availability of space and your requested travel package. (Depends on how many monkeys we got stuffed in the cargo bay.)

Available packages :

1’st class :  Full service pre-flight prep by one of our many highly educated talented technicians who will explain everything in as much (or little) detail as you require. Once securely in your private cabin you will find a full range of comforts such as :

  • Quantum Internet – No more 2 second ping times! Frag all your friends from millions of miles away! This also includes full entertainment package of your choosing, full communications so you can still work from millions of miles away. (Hope your job pays well..)
  • Also included is a full supply of whatever space food you enjoyed in our 5 star cafe overlooking beautiful Cape Canaveral during your pre-flight preparations. This will be your in-flight meals. Upon reaching your destination, Marvel at our 5 star resorts! We also offer full fun parks, day care, medical needs,  resturants and much more! We also are host to theaters showing everything from hard rock bands to the latest blockbusters from Hollywood to the latest YouTube celebrity of the week! And the end of your day, you will relax in your super soft genuine low-g bed stuffed with the feathers from a flock of cloned DoDo birds. In the interests of our biospheres, you can also find several mouth watering DoDo dishes in all our menus! (I’m partial to the spicy buffalo DoDo myself).
  • You are also allowed up to 1/2 metric ton of cargo space with the option to have more sent to/from should you decide to extend your stay. For a small fee of course.

2’nd class :  Want to Fly-To but your on a budget? Worry no more! Our ‘steerage’ package will get you onboard!

  •  Upon arrival for your morning pre-flight you can stock up on beef jerky and sandwiches you can find in one of our many Fly-To-Vendo machines.
  • You and other travelers will be educated in many things during the standard pre-flight briefing. No worries, our janitor – Sparky (noone remembers his real name after all these years..it just sorta took) will educate the group on all the functions of your suit. Fear not, he is highly educated in our tech, because “I done this ‘fore, it aint my first bbq”.
  •  Your accommodations consist of a fine padded 6’x6′ stored in the cargo bay. Your space Lazy Boy ™ that also  folds into a launch chair, a bed, or a couch. Your cargo is, well, whatever you can stuff in there with yourself.
  • Travel throughout the ship is restricted to cargo bay, so you may roam and meet other travelers and livestock but not the command module or 1st class areas.
  • Internet is available through standard radio based 512KB link. Video is limited to standard def 4:3 television. You have 10 hours per Diem, overages will result in additional charges.
  • Upon landing,  You will depart cargo and head to your new 12’x12′ cabin. Unlimited internet with cable speeds, ping times are will be measured in light speed. You may upgrade to Quantum Internet for the price of your arm or leg.
  • Package does not include viewing areas however, your entertainment package does include a feed from the surface, among others you can explore in virtual reality. Package only includes the current planet you are on. You can buy one of our many additional entertainment packages for a nominal free per channel.

Well that’s the gist of it folks! Check with one of our fine booking agents who will be happy to answer any questions you have. So come try out one of our travel packages and see space yourself!

  • payment must be rendered in full before lift off.
  • You must also sign a waiver absolving Fly-To-Earth and the Fly-To corporation should you experience starvation, loss of atmosphere, catastrophic fuel detonation,  ‘space willies’ (sanity clause),  unsolved cargo hold crimes (it has happened), alien parasites, alien abduction, loss of navigation resulting in crash landing, system failure at any time of any system. Basically, you are on your own, we only ship yer butt. Don’t worry though, space travel is still safer then 3/4 of the Earths landmass. Nothing is guaranteed in life. Our motto is “We should be able to get you there alive! Mostly…9/10 is good odds the engineers tell us legal people.”