The New York Times reports that SpaceX expects to launch 4 tourists into super high orbit by the end of next year. Tickets are being sold through Space Adventures Inc., the company behind a previous trip to the International Space Station. This trip will be much higher, up to 750 miles above earth, and the company are already in discussion with potential clients, who are expected to pay somewhere in the region of $35 million;
“Space Adventures' goal is to create “unique and previously impossible opportunities for private citizens to experience space,” Eric Anderson, company chairman, said in a statement. NASA has softened its stance on space tourists, and is opening the station doors to paying customers once commercial crew flights by SpaceX and Boeing have been established."