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Have $200,000 to spare for a ticket to space? NASA does, apparently, a few times over. Following the retirement of its Space Shuttle program, the US agency just announced two-year contracts with seven space flight companies, worth a combined $10 million. NASA will partner with Virgin Galactic, XCOR...

August 11th 2011 at 5:14pm 0 Comments
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Boeing has announced plans to add space tourism to its CST-100 -- or Crew Space Transportation-100-- low orbit flights by 2015. Operated by a partnership with Space Adventures, the flights will be able to carry up to seven passengers about 62 miles above Earth's surface, and the craft are currentl...

September 16th 2010 at 11:11am 0 Comments
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Google co-founder Sergey Brin is about to join an extremely short list of space tourists, according to reports. The search engine-kingpin just dropped a $5 million dollar "investment" on the company Space Adventures, which all but guarantees him a seat on the outfit's next flight in 2011. The trip...

June 11th 2008 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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While there's long since been ways to get a piece of your mind (or your best Photoshop effort) launched into space, getting your person up there isn't exactly feasible if your pay stub isn't stamped by NASA. Now, however, Space Adventures is looking to hoist a pair of untrained civilians into space...

July 19th 2007 at 7:43pm 0 Comments
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With relative paupers taking jaunts into space at a pretty regular clip these days, it certainly would be no financial burden for the world's richest nerd to indulge his astronautical fantasies, and now a Russian cosmonaut aboard the International Space Station claims that Microsoft founder and Kni...

April 11th 2007 at 1:20pm 0 Comments
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It looks like we're in the midst of a space race of a different sort, with no less than three recent contests promising to take would-be space cadets into varying degrees of orbit for free, although it seems that the winners may be in for more than a case of space sickness. Our cautionary tale comes...

February 1st 2007 at 6:59pm 0 Comments