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Kelly to head back to near space

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Former astronaut Mark Kelly has a new job.

World View Enterprises announced Tuesday that Kelly will be the director of flight crew operations.

The company will take people into near space altitudes via balloon.

Kelly was a U.S. Navy pilot before he was selected to be a NASA astronaut in 1996.

The company is taking reservations beginning this week for flights beginning in late 2016. Each ticket is priced at $75,000.

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