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posted 10-12-2005 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidH   Click Here to Email DavidH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A ride into space costs about $20 million today. In the next few years, entrepreneurs intend to offer rides for $200,000. But for those without a huge disposable income, two companies have offered the chance to win sub-orbital space trips.

SpaceShot has announced it will host a series of online games over the next few months, in which players will compete for a Rocketplane spaceflight. The company has not yet released details of the game. "But it's not going to be a shoot-em-up video game," SpaceShot CEO Sam Dinkin told New Scientist.

"America's challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow." - Commander Eugene Cernan, Apollo 17 Mission, 11 December 1972

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