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How serious Sir Richard Branson is about attracting tourists to go to space on his Virgin Galactic spaceship was apparent from their presence at NextFest where I was paying more attention to Pinky, robonauts, and androids.
So how can you get on the flight, for which by the way, there is already a long waiting list? You can pony up a cool $200,000 or if you want to fly for free using your frequent flier miles, start flying Virgin Atlantic and accumulate 2 million miles on your airline credit card.
What if you don’t like to wait and can’t imagine accumulating 2 million miles? There is an option for you too. The Neiman Marcus holiday catalog is offering a space charter for six passengers including medical assessments, training, a ride on the Virgin Galactic spaceship and an after-party at Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson’s private-island retreat in the Caribbean (Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands) for merely $1.76 million. Shoot me an email if you can’t find that sixth person to ride with you.