Vacationed Everywhere? Try the Space Station

10-day trip will set you back $35 million
By Dan MacKenzie,  Newser User
Posted Jan 13, 2011 1:14 PM CST
Promoted on Newser Jan 13, 2011 3:04 PM CST
A Soyuz rocket blasts off for the space station from Kazakhstan on Dec. 16, 2010.   (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
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(User Submitted) – If you happen to have tens of millions of dollars burning a hole in your pocket, Virginia-based Space Adventures has vacation plans for you. It can arrange a spaceflight via a Russian Soyuz rocket in which you will not only leave the boundaries of our atmosphere, but spend 10 days aboard the International Space Station, reports Discovery News.

The out-of-this-world vacation hasn't been available for four years, but Soyuz manufacturer RSC Energia plans to increase production from four to five rockets per year, freeing up room for commercial passengers. While other firms aim to get in on the space tourism market, Space Adventures is the only current option, so there's no need to shop around for a lower ticket price—$35 million. One more catch: You'll have to wait until 2013 for your trip.

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