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Space charter with a $1.76 million price tag

Virgin Galactic spaceshipThe famous luxury retailer Neiman Marcus is selling a space trip in their catalogue that includes the opportunity to experience weightlessness along with a spectacular view of Earth. Their space charter for you and five of your best friends  will set  you back  $1.76 million!   The fee  includes training, medical assessments and  a ride on the Virgin Galactic spaceship. There’s even an after-party at Necker Island (Sir Richard Branson’s 74-acre private island retreat in the Caribbean) thrown in.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. That would be a heck of a trip. Hopefully the price will come down eventually and allow prols like me to go :)

  2. Well, I’ve been around a bit but not into space (yet!). We found an attraction in a shopping mall in Hong Kong that looked like it would be fun. (I’m sure they must offer this elsewhere too, although I’ve never seen it.)

    You got harnessed in to a contraption of pulleys and wires that would let you experience weightlessness and do a ‘space walk’ of a few metres. I thought that this would be great and went for it.

    I had (stupidly) thought that I’d bounce my way easily to the end, but it wasn’t like that at all. Being less than eight stone I couldn’t get any traction at all and spent most of the time floundering about – doing a sort of doggy paddle in mid-air. Then I had a fit of the giggles which didn’t help. It was fun. Try it if you get the chance.

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