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Captains of industry explore space's new frontiers

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PARIS - With spacecraft that can carry tourists into orbit and connect Paris to New York in less than two hours, the new heroes of space travel are not astronauts but daring captains of industry. 

A file picture shows the WhiteKnightTwo, which carries Richard Branson's SpaceShipTwo into high altitude, prior to a flight at Spaceport America, northeast of Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico

This new breed of space pioneers are all using private money to push the final frontier as government space programmes fall away.

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