As we all cross fingers for India to win the World Cup, there is more to rejoice. Santosh George Kulangara, a travel freak from a non-descript Kerala village, will have the rare honour of being perhaps the first Indian tourist in space. TOI News – Keralite to be first Indian space tourist

Global Space tour operator Virgin Galactic just confirmed his reservation for the space flight sometime in 2008. “I’m thrilled. It’ll be a historic moment….

According to the letter from Virgin Galactic president Will Whitehorn, Kulangara has been allotted voyager reservation No. 38. The confirmation comes on a payment of $ 20,000(adv.).

He is paying a sum of $200’000, which is roughly Rs 1 Crore … Any takers for the trip??? πŸ™‚