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Photos: Buy a ticket to the moon

Not satisfied with a trip to the Poconos? You might want to consider what Space Adventures is selling.
By Bill Detwiler, Contributor
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Russian rocket power

For a mere $100 million, privately owned Space Adventures is selling tickets for a round trip to the moon. The company has entered an agreement with Russian space officials to build a vehicle for a pilot and two very rich tourists. This Soyuz rocket launched an earlier Space Adventures client into orbit.

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Soyuz

The trio will travel in a cramped Soyuz craft that will pick up a booster rocket when it achieves Earth orbit.

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Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen, who is currently training and scheduled to go into orbit in October from Space Adventures, says the moon flight is intriguing to him.

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Training on Soyuz

The cost of the trip includes training in a mock Soyuz spacecraft.

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Weightless

Training will also include suborbital flights where the passengers will experience the weightlessness of space

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Earth rise

Will people be willing to pay a fortune to relive the Apollo 8 mission and see the Earth rise from beyond the lunar surface?

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