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Ever since SpaceShipOne grabbed the Ansari X-Prize in 2004 – and Richard Branson announced his plans to sell tickets to ride into space – there’s been a lot of excitement that space tourism will usher in a new era for non government access to space. But it is not just well heeled adventurers hoping for a gold plated bungy jump…turns out the prospect of frequent – albeit brief – trips to the edge of space have gotten some scientists’ wheels spinning.

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