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He said going to the International Space Station for a week or so and “flying with the Russians,” can cost roughly $70 million.
“Virgin Galactic, I believe their pricing is still around $250,000 for just a few minutes in space,” he said. “You do get to see the Earth and have the weightless experience.”
Space X and Boeing recently announced plans to begin commercial operations to take U.S. astronauts to and from the ISS.
“I think it's good to kind of get people aware of space travel,” he said. “If we do come up with some breakthroughs in propulsion technology, it's possible to bring those launch costs down.”