Space

Private Space Expedition Company Undercuts Virgin, Offers $95K Sub-Orbital Flights

More than half the price of a Virgin Galactic flight into space

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Why settle for another ho-hum cruise around the globe or even an expedition to Mount Everest when a truly out-of-this-world travel experience is at hand? That's what Netherlands-based Space Expedition Corporation  (SXC) is promising — a suborbital journey that will qualify you as an official astronaut, all for the "bargain" price of $95,000. Of course, it's a deal only in a relative sense — the closest competition is a similar suborbital program being offered by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic (think Virgin Atlantic airline gone outer space), but that runs $200,000.