DailyDirt: Going Up Into Space Soon

Traveling to the edge of space isn't easy. Sure, we can send up small things like a digital camera with a few helium-filled weather balloons, but a whole person is quite a bit more difficult (especially if the person wants to return to Earth safely). Fortunately, there are a few companies that are working on space tourism, and space tourists could help fund the development of a growing number of commercial space services. Here are just a few links related to putting people in space. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 18th, 2013 @ 5:16pm

    Felix Baumgartner....

    Baumgartner rode up on a giant helium balloon, and jumped from almost 40km above sea level... so why not just go on big helium balloon rides? You'll feel weightless as you freefall on the way down....

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    Wally (profile), Apr 18th, 2013 @ 6:56pm

    Michael Ho...one correction....the $30,000 is in 1962 US Dollars...adjust that to 2013 US Dollars and it's $231,231.46 ;-)

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    Rekrul, Apr 18th, 2013 @ 7:18pm

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    Pixelation, Apr 18th, 2013 @ 10:34pm

    "... Branson has made a similar offer to anyone with $200,000 to spare. "

    Hey Branson, you have $200,000 to spare. Send me up, please.

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    Michael Ho (profile), Apr 19th, 2013 @ 12:33pm


    Plus, there may be more than one autographed postcard....

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