Now an adviser to British-based Virgin Galactic says a businessman from eastern China's Zhejiang province will be among the first 100 passengers for Virgin's SpaceShipTwo suborbital rocket plane.
The Shanghai adviser, Rupert Hoogewerf, told Reuters that the businessman has paid Virgin's $200,000 fare for the flight package. Hoogewerf said the man was under 40 and had asked for his identity to be kept secret.
More and more people now willing to spend lots of money to go to outerspace. Maybe in 20-30 years, outerspace will be one of the most famous tourist object? We'll see.