Two companies offerings trips to space are merging.

Space Adventures, a private company founded by Omega World Travel of Fairfax, Va., and Quark Expeditions of Darien, Conn., have acquired Space Voyages' division of Zegrahm Expeditions of Seattle.

Zegrahm's Space Voyages division had a contract with Vela Technology Development of Vienna, Va., which is creating a craft, called Space Cruiser, to offer suborbital flights to the public in five years.

With the acquisition of the division, that contract was transferred to Space Adventures.

Also transferred are 100 bookings by people who have paid $98,000 each to take the trip on the Space Cruiser.

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