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March 26, 2004

Forget Disney, Space Is Next Tourist Haven

Mars Panel Sees Affordable Space Travel   

Forget about Hawaii or the slopes of Aspen, future vacations could truly be an out-of-this-world experience. This is what some scientists believe may be the future fad in holiday travel. They claim everyday space travel could become affordable for tourists and sightseers within a few years. This group of entrepreneurs and scientists made their case Wednesday at a hearing on travel to the moon and then to Mars. The meeting at the Georgia Institute of Technology is part of a series of public hearings before a presidential commission about the feasibility of the moon-Mars concept. The commission will forward its findings to the president in June.

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