Space Travel Agents
No it's not another movie with aging actors Tommie Lee Jones, James Garner and Clint Eastwood.
It's a whole new generation of space pilots and the agents who will sell the journeys to them.
Thrill seekers who have already "been there, done that" now have a new opportunity to earn some more bragging rights.
They can take a 2 hour trip that is out of this world and a roundtrip fare only costs about $250,000.00.
Virgin Galactic will launch suborbital space flights as early as 2009, with travelers rocketing to 75 miles above the Earth at 3,000 mph. advertisement
Adventurers with a burning desire to glimpse into space can book the $200,000 flight through one of 45 travel agencies certified to book the trip. Sorry but I wasn’t selected as part of this choice group but then again I don’t believe that there would be much demand for this product around here.
Space tourism has been science fiction for decades. But now the richest of the superrich can buy their way into space for a $20 million flight to the International Space Station.
Virgin Galactic, an offshoot of British entrepreneur Richard Branson's Virgin Group, is putting space flight within reach of wealthy adventurers who have done nearly every trek imaginable. And it appears that this is not a fantasy flight that will stay grounded.
Virgin Galactic is building a six-passenger spacecraft modeled after the SpaceShipOne, which already accomplished the manned suborbital flight into space twice in two weeks in October 2004.
For more information visit Virgin Galactic at www.virgingalactic.com.