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Marc Newson’s Space Tourism – Designed for Comfort

Posted By Daily Icon On July 25, 2008 @ 2:00 AM In Life,News,Travel,Trends | No Comments

The spaceplane was unveiled in Paris by its manufacturer, Astrium [1], part of the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company, as the latest challenger in the space tourism market. Like its archrival Virgin Galactic, where the designer is Philippe Starck, Astrium plans to take people into space and straight back again. It expects to charge up to , or about $265,000, for a ticket when commercial flights start in 2012. Another competitor, Space Adventures [2], will offer multimillion-dollar eight-day holidays at a space station.

Spaceplane, €200,000 per trip, by Marc Newson [3]
Read more at IHT [4]

 


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[1] Astrium: http://www.astrium.eads.net/

[2] Space Adventures: http://www.spaceadventures.com/

[3] Marc Newson: http://www.marc-newson.com/

[4] IHT: http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/06/15/arts/design18.php?page=2

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