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Last Updated: Wednesday August 10 2005 18:34 GMT

Trip around moon offered to rich

The Moon
Two very lucky, and very rich, people could be jetting off on the trip of a lifetime around the moon.

A company is planning to let two passengers orbit the moon in the year 2008, but the journey will cost them a cool 55m each.

The trip, planned by Space Adventures which took millionaire Dennis Tito on the first-ever commercial space flight in 2001, would last between 10-15 days.

"Space flight can be opened up," said the company's boss.

Several people have already said they'd be interested in paying for the moon trip.

The journey would be on a Russian Soyuz space craft - the same type used to transport Mr Tito.


The ship wouldn't actually stop anywhere, but the passengers would get a great bird's eye view of the moon as they travel around it.

And while it wouldn't be the most luxurious trip ever, it'd certainly be one to tell your mates about back home!

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