Rich Guys In Space

A small group of billionaires are developing rockets that will take civilians to places only trained astronauts have gone before. A group called Space Adventures has offered wealthy individuals the opportunity to fly to the International Space Station aboard Russian-built rockets, and so far, seven clients have made the trek. Most recently, the billionaire owner of Cirque Du Soleil paid $35 million to spend a couple weeks in space. And after NASA announced earlier this year it would open the U.S. portion of the space station to private astronauts, Bigelow Aerospace said it would coordinate rides for $52 million a seat.

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