Tourist spaceship prototype unveiled in Britain

July 2nd, 2008 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS  

London, July 2, (IANS) The London Eye gives you a bird’s eye-view of the city at 440 feet. How would you like to go higher, say, 440,000 feet? A prototype of the craft you would ride for such a space venture was unveiled in Salford Tuesday. The rocket maker, Steve Bennett, says it is possible in the very near future for tourists to take a ride in outer space.

Trust him, he is Britain’s answer to NASA and he builds rockets for a living. The amateur scientist runs the Space Technology Laboratory at the University of Salford. The three-seater capsule, Nova II, is powered by fuel that is made partly from recycled tyres.

If his project is successful people will pay up to

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