Competition is already heating up in the nascent space-tourism industry.
Space Adventures is one of the commercial agencies that sends private citizens to the International Space Station for $20 million. Since 2001, it has sent three tourists on separate 10-day orbital missions on a Russian Soyuz rocket.
The Virginia-based company said Friday that space tourists can now walk in space, too--for an extra $15 million. Travelers on upcoming trips can walk in space for up to one-and-a-half hours at the ISS, it said.
The announcement comes on the heels of news that rival Virgin Galactic has booked several high-profile passengers … Read more