Travelex, the Foreign Exchange company, has invented a new form of currency to be used when not in Earth. QUID, or the ”Quasi Universal Intergalactic Denomination” is made of a plastic that can coexist in space and has smooth round edges to prevent injuries in a zero gravity environment. This is marked as the future of currency in space commerce and galactic tourism.
One QUID is equivalent to £6.25 GBP, $12.50 US or 8.68 Euros. The concept of space tourism is becoming more of a reality with Virgin Galactic on the way. Virgin will be offering tickets to orbit the Earth via their Spaceline at a starting price of around £100,000.