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Space Adventures offers weightlessness for five minutes... at $100K per flight

Space Adventures is already known for ferrying paying tourists into space for millions of dollars, but the company now plans to offer suborbital flights for just over $100,000.

Furthermore, Space Adventures will team up with Armadillo Aerospace, funded by John Carmack, so seats aboard Armadillo craft will also be available.  Armadillo hopes to finish development of a rocket ship that can head more than 62 miles above Earth, which is when space begins.

"I am very pleased to announce Space Adventures' agreement with Armadillo," said Eric Anderson, Space Adventures CEO and President.  "We envision this as a critical turning point for public access to space."

Passengers will just have minutes of weightlessness in space before returning back to Earth, but must spend a few days training.  A 360-degree view of space and a unique glimpse of Earth is presented to everyone willing to pay the required $102,000 to float 62 miles above Earth.  

Space Adventures continues to find new ways to take customers into space, and remains the only private company to take tourists to the International Space Station.  In a partnership with Russia, Space Adventures and the Russian government share a fee upwards of $35 million to spend around 10 days in orbit.



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By FaceMaster on 5/14/2010 9:02:22 AM , Rating: -1
Your Mum's so fat and ugly, she experiences gravitational repellation from those around her on a day to day basis.




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