$200,000 will get you a stingy 5 minutes of weightlessness

Want to travel to space? It'll cost you. Specifically, it'll cost you $200,000, at least if you want to fly the friendly space skies with Virgin Galactic. That's the oft-rumored but recently confirmed price of a trip with them.

What do you get for your $200k? You get a 2.5 hour suborbital flight aboard SpaceShipTwo, a trip that includes a measly 5 minutes of weightlessness. Despite that fact, Virgin already has 380 customers signed up who have paid deposits. The flights should start up as soon as 9-18 months from now.

I'll wait 'til the pricing drops and the weightlessness time increases, thanks very much.

Via Consumerist

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