Out of this world: Space tourism at down-to-earth prices

The MS-13 Soyuz rocket is hydraulically coaxed upright at the launchpad.
The MS-13 Soyuz rocket is hydraulically coaxed upright at the launchpad.PHOTO: JOHN TAN

BAIKONUR (KAZAKHSTAN) - To be a space tourist, it takes a lot of spare change - and it may also help to have a billionaire dad.

Two weeks ago, Oliver Daemen, 18, the son of a Dutch financial guru, snagged a ride on the inaugural flight of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin.

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