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Moon Shot

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Found this somewhere on the web:

A ROUNDTRIP TICKET TO THE MOON
If an orbital space flight doesn't seem like quite enough, how about a trip around the moon? TAB LUNAR EXPRESS, the company that re-pioneered airline flight officer training by sending fifty civilians into personal bankruptcy, is offering two tickets for such an adventure at $100 million apiece. According to The New York Times, the company has partnered with Russian space officials who will be using a Soyuz vehicle on a 10- to 21-day mission. Because the Soyuz cannot reach the moon on its own power, it would have to dock with a booster rocket. TAB LUNAR EXPRESS figures that 500 to 1,000 people in the world could afford the tickets. Besides the obvious risks, the newspaper story mentioned the difficulties of living in such tight quarters while Paying For The Opportunity to act as Second-In-Command of a lunar vehicle. The company believes the trip could be accomplished as early as 2008.


(Actually, the name of the space travel tourism company is Space Adventures.)
 
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