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Vote: Is Flying To Space Worth The Risk?

Virgin Galactic

As pilots, we've pretty much conquered flight at or below 51,000 feet. But when you start going higher, it's a completely different ballgame.

The recent Virgin Galactic crash is a reminder of how hard flying to space really is. But even though it's a dangerous business, proponents say the rewards of one day making space flight as routine as a flight to LAX are worth it.

So what do you think? Is flying to space worth the risk?

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Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at

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