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Homemade space capsule undergoes tests

A Danish non-profit organization launched its homemade space capsule Sunday in a key test of the craft's safety systems.Full story

Vintage Soviet Space Capsule Sold for Record $2.9 Million

NEW YORK - A vintage Vostok space capsule is headed back to its homeland with its new Russian owner, who bought the relic of the early days of human spaceflight for nearly $2.9 million during Sotheby's auction Tuesday (April 12). It is believed to be the most anyone has ever paid for a space artifac Full story

1961 Soviet space capsule sells for $2.9 million

A 1961 Soviet space capsule that carried a cosmonaut mannequin and a live dog into space was sold at Sotheby's on Tuesday for $2.9 million, a spokesman for the auction house said. Full story

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  Adventurers pay big bucks for space tour

Several travel agencies are now selling seats aboard a space capsule that will take tourists to the stars for $200,000. WTVJ's Jeff Burnside reports.

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