A Beijing-based travel agency has been promoting two "space tours" recently and has now started accepting reservations for the journey.
The 20-million US dollar holiday package will take space tourists into orbit for several days with astronauts. The other option is a tour for a mere 88,000 yuan, involving a trip to a NASA facility in the US. There, travelers will be able to experience weightlessness in a zero-gravity capsule.
Even if there is only one applicant for the tour, the travel agency will set up the special experience. The travel agency has signed a three-year deal with US-based Space Adventures to organize the tours in China.
(CCTV December 22, 2008)