Thursday, May 8, 2008

Commercial space travel almost here (maybe)

Have you got your tickets for space travel yet?

If not, they could be going fast. Or slow. Hard to tell. But at www.virgingalactic.com, you can make reservations for a flight with one of their accredited space agents. I bet you can even ask for a seat near the solid rocket booster, you know, so you can really get the full effect.

Sure, it will cost $200,000. But don’t be scared off by that. By the time a ship is actually ready to take you into space, $200,000 might be what you pay annually for groceries. Or a tank of gas.

So when will the flights begin?

Well, Virgin Galactic doesn’t know exactly when it will start sending people into space (and hopefully bringing them back). But my guess is the Rolling Stones will be starting a tour.