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Sunday, July 05, 2009 1:32 AM
Posted by Bob D

Have you ever watched any sci-fi program and wondered what it would be like to fly in space? Most people have. The good news is that private commercial space tourism is upon us. Virgin Galactic aims to the the first company to offer sub-orbital space flights within the next 12-18 months. Beginning at $200,000 per seat, the price tag is out of reach for the ordinary person, but as more companies enter the scene, expect the price to plummet to the point where it costs about $50,000.

If a sub-orbital flight is not appealing to you, there are several companies who plan to offer orbital flights, lunar expeditions, flights to Mars, and even a zero gravity orbital hotel! Expect the price tags to be high in the beginning, but as time passes and more of these flights are made, prices will fall.

This is an exciting time for the Space Tourism Industry!