January 4, 2012

Departing in 2012: Book a Flight to Outer Space

Kenneth Chang, NY Times


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To go to outer space, Catherine Culver went to a travel agent.

The first flights of the new airlines that will take tourists past the threshold of space are poised to take off in 2012, and getting a seat on one is not all that different from booking a trip someplace on Earth. You can sign up on the Web site of, say, Virgin Galactic, the most prominent of the new space tourism companies, or go to a travel agent and put down a hefty deposit. Soon you will be able to buy travel insurance, just as you can for any other vacation.

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