View Full Version : The new space race

2004-Jun-01, 05:07 PM
But this one's private. (http://www.usnews.com/usnews/issue/040607/tech/7rocket.htm?track=rss)

Willing to pony up a cool $100,000 for a thrill ride just a few minutes long? Tech-happy entrepreneurs are betting on plenty of yes answers from deep-pocket daredevils--if it's by private rocket to the edge of space and back. The highlight, after a boost to several thousand miles per hour nearly straight up, would be three or four minutes of zero gravity and the view of a sunlit Earth's horizon curving awesomely along an ebony, star-flecked sky. You might even be able to keep your spacesuit as a souvenir.