The headline says it all. We now know how much it will cost to become the first private citizen to walk in space. Virginia-based Space Adventures is now advertising spacewalks at ISS for $45-$55 million. Meanwhile, if you just want to go up there for a little vacation, the price tag has soared to $35-$45 million.
The question is: Which filthy rich tech titan will be the first to go where hundreds have gone before? Will it be Google billionaut Sergey Brin? Or two-time Microsoft billionaut Charlies Simonyi? The world awaits breathlessly.