Mars Ain’t The Kind Of Place To Raise Your Kids

Neiman Marcus unveiled its 2006 Christmas catalog of exotic holiday gifts Tuesday. The most exotic (and expensive) is a six-person charter to space.
The chartered trip to space, which sends six passengers 63 miles above the Earth via Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, costs just over $1.7 million. But once those passengers return to terra firma, they get to indulge in an all-inclusive four-night stay on Virgin chairman Richard Branson’s private retreat in the British Virgin Islands. So it’s worth it. Right?

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.


  1. So for six times the price:
    you can have a private excursion, or you can take a guest along privately? But in the end you gotta share with at least Sir Richard?

  2. i’d like to prep a huge space in one of the growing deserts that spells “feed us” out of unrecycled garbage for the merry globe hoppers to see.

  3. Perhaps one day Virgin’s work will help to populate other spaces besides this pretty planet. So why not let the “average rich joe” go up there and experiment what such a trip does to their body, mind, and soul. Motion sickness? Maybe more?
    What? You want to use dogs or something as test objects? And have the government pay?
    Been done, I saw it in an annual in 1950-something?