Paypal gets intergalactic, planetary with space payments

A lunar eclipse occurs as the full moon is shadowed by the Earth on December 21, 2010 in New York City.

It's good for businesses to try and look to the future for new opportunities, but here's an idea that might be getting ahead of itself: Paypal Galactic. PayPal wants to get into space payments. Space tourism is possibly a thing of the near future -- the company Virgin has scheduled its first consumer space flight for the end of this year.

Todd Wasserman, business editor at the website Mashable, joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss. 

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