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Play an online game, win a ride in space?

Published by spacecowboy on Tue Nov 8, 2005 2:54 am
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Two firms prepare to offer skill games with suborbital trip as top prize

By Alan Boyle
Science editor
Updated: 6:46 p.m. ET Nov. 7, 2005

So you want to fly in space? You could put down $20 million or so to buy a ride to the international space station. You could put aside $200,000 or so for a couple of years and wait for the first suborbital spacecraft to take you to the edge of space.

Or you could plunk down a few dollars and play your way onto that suborbital spaceship.

At least that’s what two of the players in the commercial space race are promising, as part of separate efforts to bring spaceflight within the theoretical reach of the average Joe (and Joan). Sometime in the next month or two, Texas-based SpaceShot as well as the British-based Virgin Group are both planning to unveil online skill games that offer a ride into space as the grand prize.

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