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COURTESY OF SPACE ADVENTURES

SPACE CADETS: With enough air miles anyone can play astronauts

Some frequent fliers blow all their air miles on one big, exotic trip. Now they can start saving points toward the biggest trip of them all: a flight to space. Arlington, Virginia-based Space Adventures is now offering suborbital flights — that's just beyond our atmosphere, 100 km above the earth — from 2008 for those who have racked up 20 million points with American Express, or 10 million air miles with U.S. Airways. That's equivalent to 400 times around the globe.

Until then, for 275,000 air miles and $8,000, would-be space adventurers can take a flight on a...

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