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Space travel: say goodbye to the rich

Issue No. 2112

Virgin’s Richard Branson is laying on a three and half hour trip 70 miles up into the stratosphere to the edge of space for the world’s super-rich, where travellers can experience just four to six minutes of weightlessness.

If you want to book your seat you need to put down a deposit of £100,000, which is a fraction of the final cost.

The damage to the environment will be considerable.

But it might all be worth it – providing they were one-way tickets.


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What We Think
Tue 29 Jul 2008, 18:10 BST
Issue No. 2112
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