Right now, tony tourists can book five-star hotels, first-class flights and luxury rental cars — everything the well-heeled traveler can ask for. In the very near future, you can add space travel to the list. Russian space manufacturer Energia announced that they plan to start building another Soyuz spacecraft specifically for tourists.
Russia had pulled the plug on space tourism to dedicate the Soyuz trips to support the International Space Station. Right now, Energia builds four Soyuz for trips to the ISS. However, by building just one more this year, the skies are open again for commerce. How much would you pay for a trip to space?