If you were to log-on to Expedia or Travelocity, you would be able to book a trip to the most exotic of destinations... China, Egypt, Papua New Guinea, and a host of others... but, the location that would not be available to you is one that "Space Agents" say will be the next big thing in the travel industry.
There are several travel companies which have opened during the past few years, all of them promising to provide space travel to regular citizens... well maybe not regular, the cost of these vacations range from about $95,000 to almost $2 million.
The options for these private companies range from a brief half-hour flight above the atmosphere to week long excursions to the dark side of the moon. And just like when you fly to Disney World, the weary traveler must first go through the airport... or in this case the space-port... In fact, though the interstellar flights have not started from it, the fist space terminal is already built... Spaceport America sits in the New Mexican desert just waiting for passengers ready to explore the final frontier.