Discovery One

A Plan from Arthur C. Clarke's Vision


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Discovery One -- Funding

A few ideas in financing the building of Discovery One.

  • A virtual ride à la Universal Mass Effect
    Showing the building of Discovery One
    Showing the launching of Discovery One
    Experiencing the interior of Discovery One
    Showing Discovery One's first trip to Mars
  • The same virtual ride in Omnimax format.
    Showing the building of Discovery One
    Showing the launching of Discovery One
    Experiencing the interior of Discovery One
    Showing Discovery One's first trip to Mars
  • A virtual reality pod à la Discovery One pod
    Allowing you to take part in the building of Discovery One
    Allowing you to take part in the launching of Discovery One
    Allowing you to experience the interior of Discovery One
    Allowing you to take part in Discovery One's first trip to Mars
  • A 5-year reality TV show
    Showing the selection and hiring of the builders of Discovery One
    Showing the building of Discovery One
    Showing the selection and hiring of the crew of Discovery One
    Showing the list of potential tourists
    Showing the launching of Discovery One
    Showing Discovery One's first trip to Mars
  • A 5+-year fictional TV show
    Relating the story of Discovery-One and the attempts at trips to Mars and beyond, and asteroid mining ventures.
  • Marketing campaign to convince companies and suppliers.
    To have their company name on a exterior or interior panel
    in exchange for free or cheaper materials, or financing.
    To exchange free advertising on reality TV show, for same.
  • Customization
    Wedges are customized for space-based manufacturing, and leased to clients for 5 to 25 years for a yearly fee, based on complexity of tasks.
  • Passenger fees
    250 Millions US for a crew member.
    To be provided by any country wanting one of their own on board as crew.
    Up to twelve or seventeen crew members.
    200 Million US for a science tourist wanting a ride on board.
    Could be any scientist financed by any organization.
    Up to 32 or 64 science tourists, total number based on livability requirements
    100 Million US for a normal tourist wanting a ride on board.
    Any private person with only their basic luggage.
  • A Kickstarter like funding campaign
    The gift being virtual reality goggles;
    and your name on a list of funders with plaque.