Branson, head of the Virgin Atlantic airline, said Monday that passengers in groups of five could be sent into orbit by 2008 at around £110,000 ($200,000) a trip.
(That's $200,000 per person, per trip.)
The price will include three days' flight training and a two to three hour trip in space.
So, a two or three day vacation in space for my family of five would only be $1,000,000. Suddenly a family-sized suite on a luxury cruise sounds like a bargain by comparison. Still out of my price range, though.
I became a bit familiar with cruise prices about two months ago. I had started thinking that a family vacation in October (the kids have a week break from school) would be nice. I looked at some Caribbean cruises and a few other destinations including ones on both coasts of Florida, central Florida, and New Orleans.
Then came the hurricanes. Maybe if I set up a donation button for people to pay me not to consider a trip to where they live I could afford the space trip.Posted by marybeth at September 27, 2004 08:26 AM Other Stuff