Space Tourism: Boeing Promises To Take You Up, Up & Away

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Thinking of getting away? Boeing announced its plans to launch tourists into orbit with a new space taxi.

The aerospace company announced its agreement with space tourism marketer Space Adventures Ltd. of Vienna, Va., that will send interested customers into low Earth orbit. Launching from Cape Canaveral in Florida to the International Space Station, the flights could cost upwards of $40 million dollars based on similar flights arranged by Space Adventures, according to The New York Times. Passengers would board Boeing’s Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft,a specially-designed space taxi yet.

“We’re ready now to start talking to prospective customers,” Eric C. Anderson, co-founder of Space Adventures told The New York Times. The flights themselves could start as early as 2015.