Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Lust in space!


No, not the name of a new porn movie. Paul Sutherland discusses the next great honeymoon spot since Niagra Falls: outer space.

Space writer Laura Woodmansee says enthusiasm to join the 100 mile high club will be one of the biggest forces driving the space holiday business. And she claims honeymoons in space will be a reality within ten years.

Companies like Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic aim to begin the first passenger flights to the fringe of space within a couple of years. They have already sold more than 200 tickets at $200,000 each. But within a few years orbiting hotels will allow those with even deeper pockets to spend extended holidays in space.

Will Branson have to re-name his company? And just how romantic is space sickness at zero gee?

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