Price of trip into outer space drops by 50%

Price dropping on private trips to space
Price dropping on private trips to space

Ever dreamed of flying a spaceship, tumbling in zero gravity and staring out the portal at the big blue marble? At least three companies are busy trying to perfect the technology to offer this service to you, and a price war seems to be brewing. One has to wonder, though, do I want to fly with the low-cost bidder?

Virgin Galactic
The frontrunner in the space tourism business seems to be Virgin Galactic, another enterprise of Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Records, Virgin Atlantic Airlines and other virginal enterprises. V.G. is working on a vehicle that can be carried high into the atmosphere by a custom cargo airplane, then released to make the final jump into suborbital space with a rocket.