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Travel Tip: How to Fly to Space

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galacticIn the mood for a real adrenaline rush? Why not fly to space?

People are already spending $200,000 apiece for a spot on Virgin Galactic’s upcoming journey into space.

If that price tag is too high, you could pay $95,000 for a seat in the  cockpit of the Space Expedition Corporation. They plan to launch flights in 2014 from the Mojave Desert and from the island of Curacao.

You’ll go through three days of training, shoot up at astonishing speeds on a four-minute flight into space, and experience five minutes of weightlessness.

But the real attraction is the view of Earth curving against a black sky as you glide back down for another 20 minutes.

In Russia, you can fly to the very edge of space in a MiG-29 fighter, looking down on Earth from 14 miles high. You can book it through a Florida company called Incredible Adventures.

Last, but certainly not least, there’s an extreme flight you can take right here, right now, with Sky Combat Ace in Las Vegas. You fly an aerobatic airplane and engage in an actual dogfight with another fighter pilot. We’re talking serious G-forces and aerobatic maneuvers and, yes, you get to pilot the plane.

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