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Travel Trends: Space Travel

Holly Lindem

Space Travel: You Will Enjoy Zero-G…

...that is, if you have $250,000 to spare. After years of anticipation, it’s here: Virgin Galactic is putting the final touches on its much-hyped space-travel program, with an expected launch as early as this year. More than 600 travelers have already lined up for the experience, which gets you three days of training at Spaceport America in New Mexico before you rocket into suborbital space. (You’ll hit speeds of up to 2,664 mph and float in zero gravity for several minutes before returning to earth.) Would-be astronauts also get access to Virgin Galactic events and parties hosted by Richard Branson himself. Ready to book? Consult one of Virgin Galactic’s 120 Accredited Space Agents (yes, there’s such a thing), such as Andrew Rocchio, from Strong Travel Services.


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