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Hey Denny,

>> You are only allowing 21 Kilos, (46 pounds) for food, life support, accommodations, safety regulations, and whatnot. A more realistic figure might be five to ten times the weight of the human. <<

I'm aware of this and was simplifying. It gets complex to figure out the logistical overhead because it is caught up in the purpose of the flight. Are you on a one month lunar tour? A 45 minute sub orbital hop NY to Sydney? A 12 hour shuttle to the Hyatt Regency LEO? It makes a difference. $5K is probably a lower bound, but how much more it will be depends a great deal on what it is you are trying to do. And, of course, whether SpaceX can meet its cost goals.

But the basic point stands - these sorts of costs are game changers.

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