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Last Updated: Monday July 20 2009 13:34 GMT

What other way could I go into space?


You could be a space tourist, but start saving up now.

Californian businessman Denis Tito became the first space tourist in 2001 when he reportedly paid $20m for a trip to the International Space Station.

SpaceShipOne was the first craft not built by a country to take someone into space and bring them back safely.

It won a prize, called the Ansari X-Prize, that was thought up to try and encourage private businesses to design and build spacecraft of their own.

Businessman Sir Richard Branson is planning on using the technology from SpaceShipOne to take members of the public into space.

The first flights are set to take off in 2011