An Out of This World Travel Experience
For thousands of years man has been captivated by space. In the past hundred years there have been a select few people who have been able to experience the large expanse of space. 99.99% of the population knows that the closest the will get to space are sci-fi movies and telescope and satellite photographs. Soon however, as early as 2010, regular people will be able to travel into space. The state of New Mexico has begun the construction of the $200 million Spaceport America, which will be home to Billionair Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic.
Virgin Galactic has started taking advance bookings, at $200,000 per flight, in 2005, and over 45,000 people have already signed up. Yes, the majority of the world's population will still not be able to personally witness space, at least not at the $200,000 price tag, but one has to be interested and excited about the prospect of the beginning of space travel.