US$250,000 for a ticket to space, anyone?

Virgin Galactic's Space Ship Two
Ticket prices for Virgin Galactic’s suborbital SpaceShipTwo are slated to jump 25 percent in the next week or so, from US$200,000 to US$250,000, company officials say.

The price bump comes in the wake of SpaceShipTwo’s first rocket-powered test flight, a milestone the vehicle achieved April 29 in the skies above California’s Mojave Air and Space Port.

“In about a week’s time , we’re going to put the price up to $250,000 until the first 1,000 people have traveled, so that it matches up with inflation since we started,” Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson told SPACE.com.

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