For as little as $20,000, you could soon have a letter sent to a new “post office” aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and back care of the Russian space agency.

Having suspended its lucrative space tourism service after the Columbia disaster, the cash-strapped agency has now turned to selling postage stamps, the Interfax news agency reports.

The price of a space mail stamp – between $20,000 and $30,000 – may sound rather steep but space work is a costly business, its press secretary said.

All proceeds from the stamp sales will be ploughed back into space work, Sergey Gorbunov told Interfax.
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