Richard Branson and his Virgin SpaceShip (PA)

Virgin boss Richard Branson has announced that Space flights should be available within three years, Sir Richard says it will cost around £100,000 to go on a "Virgin Galactic" spaceliner - the spaceliner would carry around 5 passengers, each would need to complete a one week training course before heading up into space - the flight time would be around 3 hours with a total of three minutes of weightlessness.

So, if you have £100,000 kicking about and were wondering exactly what to do with it, perhaps a trip up into space might be in order... I wonder if there's going to be a business class seat on the flight...

- Mike