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Top 10 Space Tourist Hot Spots

04/24/2015 03:30 pm ET | Updated Jun 24, 2015

The allure of space travel and exploring the cosmos has enchanted tourists for decades. The Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik 1, an artificial satellite, in 1957 is credited with starting the "space race;" and the world's interest in space exploration skyrocketed.

As interest in outer space has grown, so has the popularity of air and space museums, planetariums and observatories. And now space tourists even have opportunities beyond stargazing and Unidentified Flying Object hunting. Space enthusiasts can experience weightlessness, stand nose to nose with a space shuttle and even book a trip to the International Space Station.

For those who dream of the final frontier, read on for Cheapflights.com's top 10 space tourist hot spots that are out of this world.

Top 10 space tourist hot spots