Traveling to space is looking more possible every day, but even if you don’t have hundreds of thousands of dollars lying around to go into space, you can still have a space adventure.
The new Shuttle Launch Experience at the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando opened in May 2007.
This ride simulates the full shuttle launch experience, from the thrust of lift-off to the feeling of momentary weightlessness when the shuttle’s booster rockets drop away.
But the best part is that it’s just $38 for adults and $28 for kids.
Another option is a Zero-G, or zero-gravity, flight. Taking off from Las Vegas, Kennedy Space Center, San Jose, and Long Beach, California, Zero-G flights offer several 30-second bursts of weightlessness as the plane, called G-Force One, executes parabolic dives.
While these flights are pricey at around $3500, that’s nothing compared to the $20 million it takes for a trip to the International Space Station.
For more information, check out Space Travel Today.