You can go into suborbital space and all it will cost you is too much money!

A company called XCOR Aerospace wants to be the Jet Blue of space travel. They're offering four days of training followed by suborbital space flight for $95,000 (extra if you check bags) (not really). That's less than half of what Virgin Galactic is asking for a similar experience. So if you're on a budget but still somehow have 95 grand to blow on a really high up plane trip, this may be your solution. I know that if I travel in semi-space, I really want the company taking me there to cut as many corners as possible. "I hope you have a great time and it was all worth it," say the world's starving people who could have used that money to not starve.

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