Another space tourist blasts into space

by Anonymous on Mar. 26th, 2009

Up, up, and away!: No tourists or even astronauts were riding in this first rocket launched from Cape Canaveral back in 1950, but things have changed a lot since then.
Up, up, and away!: No tourists or even astronauts were riding in this first rocket launched from Cape Canaveral back in 1950, but things have changed a lot since then.Courtesy GRIN, NASA
I know Liza hates outer space stories but I think space tourism is still pretty amazing even though we seem to hear more and more about regular folks (i. e. extremely wealthy regular folks - is that an oxymoron?) hitching rides into outer space for a substantial fee. US billionaire, Charles Simonyi, rode up with the crew of a Russian Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station in the latest space tourism adventure. Simonyi is also the first "regular" person to pay massive amounts of moola for a ride more than once. You can read about Chuck's second and most recent ego-trip here.

Hey Liza - can I bum a quarter from you? I seem to be short of cash for the bus ride home.

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