Design Planet Laboratory
Company sells a fun set of planet designs (on t-shirts and other products) showing planets as tourist destinations. Slogans include: 'See Saturn - The Galaxy's Foremost Ringed Resort'. Available from Cafe Press.
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Astronaut Standing on a Suitcase
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How is a vacation to the moon like a vacation to the beach?
Click here to find out. Image by Victor Habbick is available on the Science Photo Library.
What do you call someone who has never been into space?
A Gallactic Virgin.
What is the politically correct term for space tourists?
Future Astronauts (that's what Virgin Galactic calls its customers).
What do space tourists wear on their mega expensive flights?
What do you call a rich person who paid for a trip to space?
What passport do you need to travel in space?
A Galactic Republic Passport.
Stan Kegel administers a Yahoo Puns-of-the-Day Group. The postings usually include a Space and NASA section.
More than 200 people have paid $200,000 for a 2 1/2 hour sub-orbital space flight on Virgin Galactic. Included with the First Class ducats: Use of the VIP lounge, a free headsets and NASA-designed Huggies with the Virgin logo.
(Bob Mills, May 2007).
Virgin Galactic is booking space trips for $200,000 a person. The price sounds steep but is really a bargain because luggage fees and blanket and bottled water costs are included and there is no TSA security patdown involved.
(Jim Barach, January 2011)
Sir Richard Branson opened the world's first commercial spaceport Tuesday in New Mexico as home to Virgin Galactic. They're going to have a problem with the name. People could be understandably reluctant to board a spacecraft that doesn't go all the way.
(Argus Hamilton, October 2011).
Virgin Galactic is taking deposits for their planned 2011 passenger suborbital space flights. The price of the tickets is expected to be $200,000. With presumably about $100,000 extra in fuel surcharges and taxes, not to mention nominal charges for inflight snacks and beverages.
(Janice Hough, December 2009)
Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Airlines, has started Virgin Galactic, which will take ordinary people into space. By ordinary people, I mean people that can afford $200,000 a ticket.
(Craig Ferguson, February 2011)
Virgin Galactic Airlines' Sir Richard Branson is vowing to give his first civilian passengers an experience as close to a real astronaut's as possible -- hours of floating around weightless sipping Tang while wearing a custom-fitted space suit with a built-in catheter.
(Bob Mills, November 2011).
Six reasons space travel will always suck
Article from cracked website - a great website.
Articles from The Onion
I'm in the 99%, so I won't be going into space any time soon.
If you go, remembers your suitcase and prepare with 'The Space Tourist's Handbook'.