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Latest Lifestyle News: Consumer Space Travel Gets its own App

Over the past few years the prospect of space travel becoming just another form of tourism has gone from a fantasy to a near-reality.

While high profile companies owned by the likes of Richard Branson and Elon Musk have been focussing on the more glamorous side of space tourism – namely the hardware designed to safely propel us into the stratosphere – others have been beavering away on the software.

Among them are Shuttle, a web and mobile-based booking agent for spaceflight created by a 24-year-old entrepreneur named Avery Haskell. You can read all about them in the main story of today’s newsletter.

Elsewhere this week, we report on the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington which is offering a truly unique dining experience in its very own heated ice-domes, along with Swiss watch brand Bucherer’s collaboration with compatriots Hublot on a special edition timepiece.

There’s also news on fully-electric classic Ford Mustang concept created by Charge Automotive, a Swarovski crystal-studded Christmas Tree that has been erected at the iconic Rockefeller Center in New York, and a new limited edition furniture line from Louis Vuitton.

Finally for this week, we profile what is being billed as the world’s most expensive bottle of gin, along with Britain’s priciest bed, which can be yours to sleep on for a cool £75,000.

That’s all for now. Until next time, enjoy our newsletter and have a wonderful week.