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Moon orbits to cost tourists $100 million; Trips eyed for 20

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1. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Given that the distance between the Earth and the Moon is approximately 30 times the diameter of the Earth, I suppose that this is really most likely the the farthest from home you'll ever be.

Moon orbits to cost tourists $100 million; Trips eyed for 2008

Space Adventures of Arlington, Va., told the New York Times it expects to announce an agreement this week with Russian space officials to send two passengers on a voyage lasting 10 to 21 days, depending on its itinerary and whether the trip includes the International Space Station.

A roundtrip ticket will cost $100 million and the space tourists will travel with a Russian pilot. They will circle the moon and then return to Earth. The company said it expects moon trips to begin as early as 2008.

Eric Anderson, Space Adventures chief executive, told the Times his company estimates between 500 and 1,000 people in the world could afford such a trip.

"It's the same number of people who could afford to buy a $100 million yacht," said Anderson.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

2. Posted by evakan (Full Member 188 posts) 11y

$100 million?! Time to start saving!!;)

3. Posted by evakan (Full Member 188 posts) 11y

I just found 50 cents in my shoe! Score!!

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I have about 50 cents in my wallet that I can donate to your cause. I'll live the flight into space vicariously through you, evakan!

5. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 11y

Hmm, not sure if I want to sell my yacht

6. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

:P Peter!

7. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Ok, I will stop eating snacks during the nightly TP chat session.

8. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

Hey I have $200 million in my mattress anyone want to come with me?

9. Posted by evakan (Full Member 188 posts) 11y

Hey Brendan,

I wish you would have said something sooner. Today I spent the whole day outside trying to sell lemonade at $1 million each! No sales...:(

10. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

I got a buck sixty five out of the couch! :)
I'll be around the moon in no time....