The Boston Globe does a little price comparison on suborbital tourism, putting Virgin Galactic and XCOR side-by-side. The former is offering suborbital flights for $200,000, while XCOR will fly passengers to the edge of space for “only” $95,000.
“Perhaps but the biggest difference between the two offerings seems to be that the Virgin folks plan to let passengers leave their seats for a bit to experience weightlessness, said Catherine R. Wygant of Hurley Travel Experts of Portland, an â€˜â€˜accredited space agentâ€™â€™ for Virgin.
“If you fly RocketShip you get to experience significant G forces, wear cool gear, and get a great view of the geography of parts of the big blue marble, but youâ€™re pretty much strapped in for the flight. No floating around the cabin.
“But, hey, what do you expect for $95,000?”
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