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Meet our first space tourist, aged 84

Melbourne businessman is set to become Australia’s first “space tourist” when he blasts off in January 2014.

Mr Peck, who is the founder of manufacturing and distribution company NHP Electrical Products, has paid $100,000 for the 15 minute ride.

Richard Branson was charging $200,000 for a short flight and we have a much cheaper aircraft and therefore can charge a lot less.

Mr Peck has always had an adventurous spirit, starting an aeroclub when he was 10.

He has flown on a Concorde twice and flown a Cessna himself and a North American Mustang Fighter.

In regards to the cost, Mr Peck said $100,000 was only worth it if it was important to you.