Up, Up, And Away! My Orbital Space Flight

This will go down as one of the stranger ReviewMe reviews. My Orbital Space Flight is a blog about a person (not sure if this person is male or female, but I assume male) with a dream of flying to the International Space Station. The current price for such a trip is $20 million. How does our space dreaming friend plan to pay for this?

This is simple and easy-to-understand blog of a person who is going to earn 20 Million Dollars using internet and then spend all this money to pay for the flight to the International Space Station. It is live show of my adventures related to this trip. Viewing is simple – no special software is needed.

There are many things one can do with $20 million. Spending it on a flight to the International Space Station wouldn’t be on my list, but I can understand someone with a dream so I won’t blame anyone for spending a crazy amount of money for a piece of butter. I did a little checking and found out that only five private citizens have made the journey to the ISS. The last person was Charles Simonyi, who went up on April 7 and came back down on April 21, 2007.

To help raise the $20 million needed for the round the world who knows how many times trip, our intrepid space traveler has came up with the space grid (my term, not his). The grid offers 135 promotion spaces for putting Favicon, company logo or some other picture that will link to an advertiser’s website. The number one cell on the grid cost $100,000 while the last cell can be had for the bargain basement price of only $150.

rocket.pngPlease, keep in mind that placing your promo-link here you are not paying for my living expenses – a salary from my regular job covers all that. By placing your link you are investing into orbital space flight that I’m intending to do in the year of 2010-2011. All the money I’ll get from this site will be spent to pay for this trip. That’s my dream and this is the only thing I need money for.

Assuming the entire grid got sold out, our spacey friend would have made $1,259,550. A nice sum indeed, but well short of the required $20 million for the space ticket. Could it be that the wannabe Buck Rogers haven’t thought things through?

Who Are You?

There are so many things wrong with My Orbital Space Flight that I don’t even know where to begin. First of all, who the hell are you? Your name is not listed anywhere on the blog. You never left your name in the ReviewMe request. You Xxxxx your name in the email reply from Guy Kawasaki. I went to check the WHOIS for your domain and it says you’re hidden behind a private registration service. How do you expect someone to pony up $100,000 to help your space flight when they know nothing about you?

Even with this review giving you a lot of buzz and sending you a ton of traffic, my prediction is you will sell a grand total of zero ad spots. If you are truly serious about going to the International Space Station and making your dream come true, you’re going to have to open up and reveal a lot more than you have now. Right now, no one will take your blog as anything more than a joke.

Good luck with your venture and I hope you tell us a bit more about yourself in your next post.

43 thoughts on “Up, Up, And Away! My Orbital Space Flight”

  1. Tyson says:

    I always want to be an astronaut. I hope this person fulfills their dream, but you are right – they need to let us know more about them before we will help.

    1. Kumiko says:

      I don’t think I’d help them even if I knew their life history. There are much better causes to give my money to.

      When are people going to learn that if you’re going to lay down $400 for a review, you better have something worth the money?

      1. Jack Book says:

        Wow.. Applaud to the Review.
        Again, nice ReviewMe Review tough!

        @The Buck Rogers Wannabe,
        Sorry for that $400 dude.
        i see that you don’t have any ads post sold yet, so seems your “a salary from my regular job” will “covers all that”.

      2. Bryan says:

        Definitely nice to see someone give an objective view…even after pocketing their $400.

        1. Some of the reviews have been of the pay first, ask questions after type recently.

          Works for John very nicely!

      3. Yes, Kumiko! You can buy a text link on my site! That’d be a great cause!

    2. It obvious to me that before you actually pay for a ReviewMe review you should at least become somewhat familiar with the blog itself, not to mention…(hello!) the readers!

      Some people are really just throwing away their $400 with these reviews.

      Tip: An easy way NOT to waste your $400 is to actually READ the blog AND become familiar with its READERS! Hello, nice to meet you! 🙂

      1. If that’s what they do with $400, no wonder they want to blow $20mill on a space flight!

        Dumb idea.

        1. Wonder if they could give me half that and I’ll write an equally good review! :mrgreen:

  2. I agree you should be listing more about who you are if you expect anyone to “buy” into your dream. I certainly would want to be able to pay you a visit if I was a major corporate sponsor. You will get some buzz but not too many bucks until you open up a little.

    1. Marc says:

      They always say, sell the sizzle, not the stake. This guy/girl is a cold slab of meat on the counter…

      1. Now that is funny. You are probably right on the money with that one. If they don’t by the person then I guess they might buy the concept if main stream media picks up on it.

  3. Shawn Knight says:

    Wow, very interesting concept but you are exactly right, even if he sells all of the ad spots, he will be extremely short of his goal.

    And btw, why does it cost that much to send someone to space? How does NASA expect us to inhabit other planets, the moon, etc. at prices that high?

    1. Marc says:

      You won’t get on board with NASA for $20 million. You have to go to the Russians.

      NASA also doesn’t have any plans for people to inhabit other planets, the moon, etc… They’re too busy fixing the space shuttle 🙁

  4. Wallace says:

    it is funny!
    the number one ad position is $100 000 :mrgreen: what a nice price. 😯 :mrgreen:
    anyway,it is a great test to use $400 to pay a review and earn back (hopeful)
    $100 000 or even more!

  5. Adam Dempsey says:

    Well don’t think that’s how I’d spend $20,000,000 but whatever they want to do…

  6. cikgu azleen says:

    very funny indeed

  7. Rea Maor says:

    for $100,000 he better Spray Paint my URL all over the space station…

    1. Marc says:

      😆 Now that’s branding 🙂 You’d get airtime on CNN every time the shuttle docks with the space station.

  8. tory says:

    He should have been a avid reader of John Chow before launching his site. Then He would have known how to maximise his income!

  9. This is a pretty interesting idea. It could be used for a number of things – college funds, traveling funds, etc. Space travel is really ambitious. I don’t think this guy proves that he deserves 20 million to go to space (who does?)…so it’s going to be tough to raise even a fraction of the money.

  10. Adam says:

    Well you gotta say he has a dream alright!!

  11. Nick says:

    He also doesn’t actually specify how he want to go or that he actually wants to be in the space station and do a space walk and all that crap.

    Now I would love to go into outerspace, but I think I will do it the cheaper way.

    Unless I am the only one who pays attention to one of the biggest competitions for space flight by a privately funded corporation.

    Thanks to Virgin, man he is just a crazy guy to begin with. I expect that by the time that guy has managed to come up with 1/10th of what he needs to go Cosmonaut style. I would be able to “Fly with Richard Branson” on a Virgin Galactic flight 😆

  12. Markk says:

    What can I say? This guy is nuts if he thinks he can raise anything close to the $20 million he wants to raise.

    Of course, most likely he’ll give up and take the money and run at some point. Perhaps that was the idea in the first place!

    1. Marc says:

      I don’t think there’s any “perhaps” about it. Hence the fact that no name is attached to it so that when he does cut and run, nobody will hassle him about it.

  13. Yankees Blog says:

    LOL I love John Chow reviews, he always tells it like it is.

  14. Jay says:

    A lot of people have the perception that revealing your identity online is dangerous, so maybe that’s what’s happening here. Or maybe he thinks his coworkers will think he’s nuts!

  15. kelly says:

    That is strange! $20 million dollars for a space flight is too much…If people are able to donate that by change I will be shocked. That money could save alot of people and animals if raised instead of the some space flight. 😥


  16. Ed Lau says:

    It’s probably Lance Bass.

    1. LOL why do you think that?

  17. I just read an article yesterday about being able to go into space for less than 300K US. It’s one of those low orbital flights.

    1. Wallace says:

      i think you may send the message to him/her for pay less with the space trip.Not $20 million! :mrgreen:

  18. Sucker says:

    He should at least make the ad blocks in the shape of a space shuttle! 😛

  19. CatherineL says:

    Richard Branson is going to be doing flights to space soon. Think it’s going to cost around $200,000, and u can put your name down now if u pay a deposit. Maybe he’ll have more chance to fulfil his dream if he signs up there instead.

    I personally would not fly to space if someone paid me $20 million. Last year, I went on the Mission Space ride in Disney, and that was bad enough. I can’t imagine what it would be like throwing up in a real space shuttle.

  20. shaun says:

    haha very funny indeed, but I would spend my 20 mil on something better than a space flight lol but we all have our own dreams.

  21. dotnetnuke says:

    Take me there, take me there 😀

  22. Mason says:

    I wonder what those people who pay to go in space do while up there.

    1. Hmmm probably think about how much they miss their $20M?

  23. I say dare to dream — even if it’s out of this world (pun intended).

  24. Casey says:

    20… million… dollars.

    In three to four years?

    You can’t even sell your soul for that much.

  25. All i have to is “Goodluck”.

  26. I think a better definition for this would be the word “madness” 🙂

  27. I’m all for creative fund raising but sometimes you are just asking for too much! 👿

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