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  Space tourism by end of 2013? Could happen

Next Giant Leap for Space Tourism: A Trip Around the Moon

This story is part of a week-long series on the first decade of space tourism, which began on April 2001. Also today on SPACE.com: How space tourism is changing the face of suborbital science. Full story

How the space tourism business could see orbital boom

Orbital space tourism is a niche industry at the moment, but business could really boom if costs come down by a couple of orders of magnitude, a new study asserts. Full story

Space Race II: Tourism is the new frontier

Fifty years after the Soviet Union beat the United States to send the first human to space, a new space race is heating up. Full story

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Space tourism poised to blast off

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Space tourism jet has trouble during test run

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  Boeing plans passenger space travel

Boeing plans to offer passengers the chance to fly into space on a craft it is developing for travel in low-Earth orbit. Msnbc's Alex Witt talks with space and science correspondent Dave Brody.

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Guests stand oustside the new Spaceport America hanger Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 in Upham, N.M. British billionaire Richard Branson dedicated the newly completed terminal Monday where his Virgin Galactic is slated to begin his commercial space tourism venture from the remote patch of desert in Sierra Co