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This Luxury Apartment Comes With Two Free Tickets to Space

May 30th 19__Kristin Houser__Filed Under: Off World
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Free Space

A real estate firm is going to great lengths to attract buyers for a $85 million penthouse in Manhattan.

The 15,000-square-foot property has been on the market for six years. But so far, no one has been been willing to pay the astronomical asking price.

To sweeten the pot, broker Daniel Neiditch is now offering buyers a slew of incentives, including a $1 million yacht, a mansion in the Hamptons — and a pair of tickets to space.

Mystery Trip

According to a recent New York Times story, Neiditch has been keeping tight-lipped on the details of the spaceflight.

We don’t know if he’s already made arrangements with a company (SpaceX? Blue Origin?), or if he even knows what year the flight will happen. And are we talking about space space or kinda, sorta space, like what Virgin Galactic plans to offer tourists?

All Neiditch would tell the Times was that the buyer would receive a pair of tickets to space, “which is just a cool perk to have.”

Hard to argue with that.

READ MORE: Perk for the Ultrarich: Buy an $85 Million Apartment, Get a Trip to Space [The New York Times]

More on space tourism: Blue Origin’s Spaceflight Tickets Will Go on Sale in 2019