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'Today' January 8, 2010 - Space Tourism

British entrepreneur Richard Branson is now offering people the chance to go into space – at the incredible, knock-down price of just 200-thousand dollars – which is quite a reduction from the approximately 20-million dollars that recent space tourists have been paying. But how long will it be before “normal” people will be able to enjoy a view of the world in zero gravity?

'Today' brought together a panel of experts to answer the question:

Douglas Mallette - Systems engineer working for a Houston, TX company providing technical services to NASA for the Space Shuttle, and author of "Turning Point"

Dr Ian O'Neill, Space Producer, Discovery News

Download and listen to the MP3 Audio file: Space Tourism

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