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Mission to Mars

US millionaire Dennis Tito, who became the first private space tourist when he paid Russia $20 million for a trip to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2001, wants to send a married couple on a round trip to Mars when planetary alignment is favorable for this 2018.

The trip will take advantage of the alignment of heavenly...
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Take an Elevator to the Moon

Despite Curiosity, our space program has pretty much moved to private companies. Now there's a company that's trying to raise cash to build an elevator to the moon. They hope to have it ready in...
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Space Tourism Revving Up

The UK--not the US--is the headquarters of Virgin Galactic, which Richard Branson hopes will create an entirely new tourism market--in space. Are private companies taking over this task because there are secrets NASA doesn't want us to know? (NOTE:...
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Your Next Big Vacation Adventure

No, it's not Chernobyl, although the Ukraine is encouraging tourism there. Private companies are poised to take over space travel and now the newest thing in travel thrills is private...
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Ride a Cable Car into Space

Researchers are planning to create cable car in space. Twenty tons of cable would need to be taken up to into space to get the project started. Space cable cars could also be established on planets like Mars.

For a space cable car to function, a cable with one end attached to the Earth?s surface would stretch upward over 200 miles. Once...

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Rock Star Next Space Tourist

The 22-year-old rock star Lance Bass of the group ?Nsync plans to take a ride on a Russian Soyuz capsule to the international Alpha station. California millionaire Dennis Tito became the world?s first space tourist in April 2001 after paying $20 million for a seat aboard a Russian rocket to the international space station. South African...

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