World's Most Extravagant Trips

by Danielle Pergament


While your fellow brokers are comparing the size of their private jets, here's your chance to blow them away: Ride an MiG-31 (that's a really fast plane) straight into the atmosphere while breaking the sound barrier. The Edge of the Earth ride is set up by an extreme travel group called G.A.P Adventures, and it takes off from outside Moscow. If you'd like to go along, you'll have to pass a physical exam and attain Russian security clearance. More importantly, you'll have to cough up $27,500. After that, there's nothing standing between you and the curvature of the earth but 13 miles and a pressurized space suit. If that's not enough to raise your neck hair, you could go for broke and book a ticket on the next shuttle trip to the International Space Station. For around $30 million dollars (who's counting at that point?), the Russian Federal Space Agency will spin you into top physical and mental form, give you a funny-looking suit, and shoot you to the ISS, more than 200 miles from earth. Even a fleet of shiny new Gulfstreams couldn't do that.

G.A.P Adventures
Tel: 800 708 7761

Russian Federal Space Agency
Tel: 7 495 6318174

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