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Oklahoma company to take reservations for space rides

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A day after a successful private space flight in California, an Oklahoma-based company says it will begin taking reservations for space flights.

Rocket-plane Limited plans to begin taking paying customers into space in February 2007 at a cost of $99,500 per person.

The company is developing a suborbital launch vehicle called Rocketplane X-P that will launch from the Burns Flat Spaceport. The port is on the former Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base in Washita County.

The vehicle will take passengers more than 68 miles above the Earth for three to four minutes of weightlessness.

Monday, SpaceShipOne claimed a $10-million prize by becoming the first private spacecraft to make two flights of at least 62 miles above the Earth.
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