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    Tourists to space in the next five years

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    A team of British rocketeers are hoping to be the first company to send tourists to space.


    Starchaser boss Steve Bennett and astronaut Matt Shewbridge aim to carry out their first mission by 2015.


    The Manchester-based firm hope to carry out the first trials on their rocket next year.


    Tourists will be treated to a 23-minute sub-orbital flight 62 miles up, and will officially enter space.


    Two anonymous tourists have already paid £250,000 for the first seats.