Elegant Resorts Offers Space Flights
With the plans for Virgin Galactic proceeding full steam, tourists are lining up for commercial sub-orbital spaceflights. Elegant Resorts has announced that they are the official "space agent" in Russia, CIS and the UK. Some of the staff from Elegant Resorts went to the International Space University in Strasbourg this summer to learn about spaceflight technology, G-forces, weightlessness and all of the details of the three-day Virgin Galactic Experience. The first commercial flight is expected to take place in 2009 and already 70,000 people have registered their interest on the Virgin Galactic website. So far 200 people around the world have signed up to pay the $200,000 fee for a short suborbital space ride.