In October 2011, Richard Branson, -owner of Virgin Galactic-, inaugurated in New Mexico his Spaceport America, the first private space airport which is scheduled to deliver the first tourists into space as of next year.
Several hundred amateurs have already booked tickets, even if they are not cheap, the average price being approximately $200,000.
Richard Branson could afford to make also a joke telling Hillary Clinton not to worry about the price because her Republican political adversaries already paid her ticket, thus being very happy to send her into space (i.e. get rid of her:). “Everything is paid, everything is arranged,” Branson said.