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Space Calpain Pony

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Calpain shared a dream of his with me. He says he's always wanted to go to space. I think it's a magnificent dream.

I had the honor of being able to give this to Calpain directly, in person. It was fantastic getting to meet a good friend personally. He and the other guys; Cereal, PK, Sethisto, Atlur, Fetchbeer, LunarApologist, and Hypermark (and so many others); they really made me and my friends feel incredibly welcomed during BronyCon. Seriously, this has been the best convention ever.

I look forward to meeting you all next con!
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lordxchris's avatar thought id share this with you fellow bronies who love space
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Bunnygirle26Hobbyist Artist
Very awesome!!
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It's just now that I find this wonderful one?

Zoom! Into my favs!

Yes. What a incredible dream. Unless you have a huge load of cash (millions) to spend into space tourism. Apparently, with time (years, counts 10 and more) the price will drop enough to be "affordable".
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AcesentialStudent Digital Artist
I certainly hope so! I want to see outer space, too!
To stare into the void of space, that vast emptiness- perhaps, and in hopes, to better understand ourselves.
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"Affordable" is about thousands of dollars.

I know Virgin and Space-X work a lot on this. Taken from Wiki: A 2010 report from the Federal Aviation Administration, titled "The Economic Impact of Commercial Space Transportation on the U. S Economy in 2009", cites studies done by Futron, an aerospace and technology-consulting firm, which predict that space tourism could become a billion-dollar market within 20 years.[79] In addition, in the decade since Dennis Tito journeyed to the International Space Station, eight private citizens have paid the $20 million dollar fee to travel to space. Space Adventures suggests that this number could increase fifteen-fold by 2020.[80] These figures do not include other private space agencies such as Virgin Galactic, which as of 2012 has sold 500 tickets worth $200,000 dollars each. Its ticket sales are expected to increase by the year 2013, when Virgin Galactic expects to begin flights.

Here for more infos: [link]

"StarTram – a proposed launch system expected to cost $13,000 per person": [link] . But not by a rocket. By a "maglev space launch system".

But sending a pony in space is more possible. You just need to convince an astronaut to bring a pony figurine in the ISS. I'm sure if this day would happen, lot of tears will be wiped.
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Do you have a way to contact Calpain directly? I used to work for NASA on the Space Shuttle and now work in the private sector of manned space flight. I'd be happy to chat, share some of my behind the scenes pictures, and maybe even give Calpain a tour of some manned spacecraft. Please send me a note. :) That also goes for any other MLP:FiM fans that may be interested in spaceflight. I have launched 22 manned missions into space over 8 years, working on my 23rd now. :D
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zorkfoxHobbyist Photographer
Looks like he's got the right stuff. Nice work!
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TrotPilgrimHobbyist General Artist
Amazing work. May I use this image in a youtube video for one of my songs? Here's the song: [link]
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AcesentialStudent Digital Artist
Unfortunately, I can't hear the song. Seems that it's been set private or it's unavailable.

As for using the drawing, you will have to contact Calpain about that. As it is a gift I made for him, he owns all the rights to it.

Glad you like the drawing, though :3
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statooseHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... Stunning! What a wonderful gift. I love the expossed tail. And did you draw the eath? 'Cause it looks spectacular!
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AcesentialStudent Digital Artist
It was pretty nice giving this to Cal in person!
No, I didn't draw the earth, heh. Wish I did though. I took a picture of it in Google Earth and brought it into Photoshop, where I worked my earth pony magics on it.
And thanks!
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"Boom-byadah, boom-byadah"
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Ah, reminds me of "Our First Steps", the epic and scientifically astounding pony fic.

I wrote a version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" for it, but have yet to sing it (hot weather + dust = severe sinus congestion)
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It's beautiful!!!
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In space, no one can hear you scream...but they can see you're adorable.
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...EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. Too much spaceeeeeee...
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GaruuSpikeHobbyist Writer
Awesome, astronaut pony! :D Incredibly well-illustrated, too.
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Very nice! Is this one of those new form-fitting spacesuits MIT's been working on?
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Pony astronaut. All Right! Looks freaking sweet.
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Space space... gotta go to space!
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Veggie55Hobbyist Digital Artist
Myself and Cal seem to share the same dreams.

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AcesentialStudent Digital Artist
I actually have something in mind for you Veggie...
Just wait ;3
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