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Norfolk space fan's £100,000 Virgin Galactic ambition

12 July 2012 Last updated at 14:38 BST

A man from Norfolk who could be on board the Virgin Galactic's first tourist trip into space explained why he decided to pay more than £100,000 for a place on the spaceship.

Richard Burr said space travel had been something people had dreamed of for decades as Sir Richard Branson revealed the world's first space tourists could blast off as early as next year.