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Paypal Working on Payment System for Space Travelers , Paypal Galactic

by on June 13, 2013

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Paypal is set announce a payment program for space tourists later this month, which will be known as PayPal Galactic. PayPal has been working with the NASA, the Space Tourism Society and the SETI Institute on Paypal Galactic.

PayPal will announce the framework of the program on June 27. A NASA spokesperson said, “I don’t have any info on that yet; we probably won’t say anything until the official announcement later this month.”

To be a space tourist in todays market you need to have an excess of money, no average person will have an extra $250,000 for a seat aboard a Virgin Galactic flight, which over 600 people have already paid for.

Paypal’s system would be the first of its kind, allowing passengers aboard space craft to make purchases while gazing out amongst the stars.

It’s not known when Paypal Galactic will get off the ground but I’ll make sure to let you know when there is more information available.

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Source: WSJ

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  • June 29, 2013 at 12:41 am

    In our team we not only discussed idea of “space money”, but we are printing Lunaro Sterling Coins starting from January 2013 – check for http://www.adobri.com/ProjectSupport.aspx, idea definitely not new.
    Point is – such currency, if treated as merchandise (like t-shirt with a team logo) allow to get initial investment for small space enthusiast. When we sell one coin for 200$ we get 100$ for payments for a flight (rest goes to shapeways 3D printing factory). In a case of a success (of our team) and we will stay in “space” business, we will accept Lunar Sterling as a payment for service provided outside of Earth jurisdiction. (To pay our customer has to buy coins in circulation from current owners). That is main idea to attract investors, plus additionally investors get coin which has (a) silver value (b) numismatic value.

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