Paul Allen

Once-in-a-lifetime flight pushes the envelope

A local travel agent has a trip planned that's out of this world - Literally.

Scott Borden, a 25-year plus veteran of the travel business, is one of four accredited space agents in San Diego, 45 throughout the country. "We're the first space agents on Earth," noted Borden, who recently added outer space to his travel portfolio with Travel Dynamics Group, Inc. at 7590 Fay Ave., Suite 204 in La Jolla. "Only accredited space agents such as myself are permited to make bookings."

But outer space is definitely not for the squemish - or the poor - at this point. For $200,000, clients can now book passage in a couple of years aboard a private, commercial flight...