Space: So You Want To Be An Astronaut?

You don't need a degree in rocket science to figure that private trips through the cosmos will be the killer app of the next space age. Entrepreneurs have long dreamed of offering golf outings on the moon or honeymoon suites in an orbiting hotel. Forget the golf for at least the next few decades. But as early as 2007 it may be possible to take a slingshot ride to the edge of the atmosphere for a celestial view of the planet and a few minutes of weightlessness--for a bargain price of $98,000. Space Adventures of Arlington, Va., is marketing that trip...

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