This is an aside from my desire to travel Paris to Istanbul on the Simplon Orient Express. Although as my good friend pointed out, if I can get a spacesuit tailored to look like something from the 1930′s then that murder mystery I want to write and perform during the ride, it might well be done going up, rather than west to east.
Ride the vomit comet:
Zero G Corporation are touring the US, picking up passengers and hurling them through a few parabolic maneuvers. Sounds like my kind of fun. Check out the Zero G corporation website.
Next step: blast into space
Virgin Galactic are currently taking bookings for the first commercial tourist flights into space. It’s only 60 or 70 miles up – so not technically an orbital flight – but it’s still going to be a great view. Quite mind and eye-opening experience. Just need…erm, $125,000. So I guess I need to sell a few more books. (0)(-)
Click here to view the Virgin Galactic website.
Meanwhile, I’ll just live out my boyish childhood daydreams through the fictional realms of my writing. Ho-hum. Have space suit. Will travel! :o)