Library file picture dated 27/09/2004 of Sir Richard Branson whose Virgin Galactic project is set to put tourists into space in 2008. Space tourism to an orbital space station could become a reality by 2050 but at a considerable cost to travellers, it was revealed, Saturday March 25, 2006. Those looking for this kind of astronomical adventure are likely to have to fork out around £575,000 for the privilege, a report prepared for Churchill Travel Insurance found. See PA story TRAVEL Space. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Photo credit should read: PA.