Space tourism close to blasting off

Even if I had the money, I’m not sure this would be a great way to spend it. But I must admit, it would be tempting to take a ride into space.

Virgin Galactic, the space tourism firm funded by Richard Branson, has unveiled White Knight Two, the carrier designed to piggyback the yet-unfinished SpaceShipTwo rocket into the upper reaches of the atmosphere. Virgin Galactic plans to charge space tourists hundreds of thousands of dollars for brief jaunts into space. Even at that price, buyers are lining up. – TNW

If Mr. Branson can get those tickets down to about $99, including dinner – I’d be all over it!