Spacesuit? Helmet? Life insurance? Space tourist loophole may end

November 6, 2014 12:09 AM

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Spacesuit? Helmet? Life insurance? Space tourist loophole may end

NEW YORK (Reuters) - While private pilots and skydivers have to take out extra life insurance to cover the added risk of their pursuits, space tourists do not need special policies on their high flying rides.

That loophole is likely to disappear, slowly, after the fatal crash last week of a test flight of a Virgin Galactic space ship designed to take tourists into space.

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