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Space Calpain Pony by Acesential Space Calpain Pony by Acesential
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 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
bronyaerospace.net/ thought id share this with you fellow bronies who love space
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Bunnygirle26 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Very awesome!!
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cajobif Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
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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Acesential Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
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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cajobif Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
"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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SpaceCasePony Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
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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zorkfox Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks like he's got the right stuff. Nice work!
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TrotPilgrim Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
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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Acesential Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
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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statoose Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012   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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