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External Tank Survey Results

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Survey Results: Total Percent
Question    
1. Have you ever heard of this idea before?    
Yes 35 66%
No 18 34%
2. Did you review More Info and the Links to learn more about this idea?    
Yes 37 70%
No 16 30%
3. Do you think it is possible to safely convert these External tanks into a Space Station?    
Yes 43 81%
No 10 19%
4. How much would you be willing to pay to take a vacation in space for a 2 week stay?    
$0-$1,000 6 11%
$1,001-$10,000 34 64%
$10,001-$100,000 13 25%
$100,000 and above 0 0%
5. What do you think is the biggest problem with this idea?    
Funds to get the idea started 21 40%
Safely converting the ET's 12 23%
Disposing of the residual fuel 5 9%
Maintaining a circular orbit 3 6%
Removal of the Spray-On-Foam-Insulation (SOFI) 0 0%
Poltical Problems 12 23%
6. Where do you feel the funding for the project should come from?    
NASA 14 26%
The Travel Industry 21 40%
The Hotel Industry 14 26%
The Aviation/Aerospace Community 18 34%
Any Other Business Interested 30 57%
7. How long do you think it will be until the first ET is in orbit and is converted into a space station?    
Never 23 43%
In the next 1-5 years 4 8%
In the next 5-10 years 12 23%
In the next 10-20 years 9 17%
Over 20 years from now 5 9%
8. What do you feel is a reasonable budget to get this idea started?    
Under $1 Billion 16 30%
Between $1-$5 Billion 18 34%
Between $5-$10 Billion 5 9%
Over $10 Billion 7 13%
Nothing - This idea will not work 7 13%



Last Updated on 8/20/98
By Dave R. Hunt
Email: aeromaster@rocketmail.com