Fly to Space  

Out of this World Experience
Yes, you read this correctly, one of the more interesting and exciting tourist industries that are currently under development is space tourism. Currently, the opportunity to pay for a trip into outer space are limited to the Russian Space Agency and, as you might expect, quite expensive. The price for a flight brokered by Space Adventures to the International Space Station costs in the neighborhood of $25 to $35 million USD. As start-up companies develop the industry with spaceports located throughout the world, the cost is likely to come down. Paying customers can expect several days at the least of preparing with your crew before they have the opportunity to hurtle out of earth’s atmosphere and experience zero gravity while looking back at the massive blue planet we call home. How can one possibly imagine the exhilaration experienced and perspective gained by having the opportunity to earn your astronaut wings? Perhaps Neil Armstrong put it best saying, “It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.”
Fly to Space
Spaceport America
Jornada del Muerto, United States
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"It's good to see that even though NASA has given up, there are still explorers like Sir Richard and Curt Rutan!"
- Don Gary

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