Virgin Galactic, the space venture led by Richard Branson, has announced it may launch its first flights in 2013.

Test flights are already underway and 500 customers have already pre-booked tickets for the maiden flight.

Virgin opened a $200 million spaceport in New Mexico.

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Spaceport America in New Mexico.

For many critics the 2013 date is seen as a delay in the historic move to put tourists into space. Yet for Hg2, it gives us time to start thinking about what could be a whole new genre of travel guides.

For now, be content with our 50-plus travel and city guides for Earth-based destinations.

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