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Space Travel Of The Future: 7 Vehicles That May One Day Take You To Space

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Saturday's launch of the Mars Rover Curiosity got us thinking -- why do robots get to have all the fun in space?

So we decided to bring you seven different vehicles that may one day take you to the final frontier. Expensive balloon? Check. Capsule atop a reusable launch vehicle? Check. NASA's next-generation launch vehicle? Check.

And if you're worried that $200,000 is too much to pay for a jaunt on Sir Richard Branson's SpaceShipTwo, then you still have time to get your astronaut application into NASA.

Finally, if there is any question of whether or not you want to go into space, you should definitely look at this awesome flowchart from Wired's Kristian von Bengtson.

LOOK: Seven Ways You May Be Able To Get To Space:

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