Flying Blue Space

Flying Blue Space

Virgin is now not the only airline company shooting for the stars. KLM has announced that it will allow members of Flying Blue to redeem points for space flights as well as including a space option in KLM vacation packages. The flights will be supported by Space Experience Curacao, which will use a Lynx suborbital spacecraft provided by California-based XCOR. Lynx allows two occupants to experience weightlessness before landing horizontally. The flights will take off and land in the island of Curacao and come with a price tag of 70,000 euros, compared to Virgin Galactic’s flights starting at 146,000 euros. Virgin Galactic’s first scheduled flight is 2012, while KLM’s flights will launch 2014, pending government approval.

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