Roscosmos reports that the Rocket and Space Corporation “Energy” them. S.P. Koroleva and Space Adventures have signed a contract to send two more tourists to the International Space Station (ISS).
Recall that the first space tourist to visit the ISS was Dennis Tito, an American businessman of Italian origin: he went into orbit in 2001. Subsequently, the businessman from South Africa Mark Shuttleworth (2002), the American businessman Gregory Olsen (2005), the first space tourist Anushe Ansari (2006), the billionaire of Hungarian origin Charles Simoni (2007 and 2009), the computer game developer Richard Garriott visited the ISS (2008) and founder and director of the Circus of the Sun Guy Laliberte (2009).
Under the new contract, two space tourists will go into orbit in 2023. The flight will be carried out on the Russian ship Soyuz MS; Tourists will live in the ISS Russian segment.
It is important to note that the program plans the first ever space tourist to go into outer space. “During the expedition, one of the spaceflight participants, together with a professional Russian astronaut, will make spacewalk from the Russian segment of the station“, – said in an official statement by Roscosmos.
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