spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


Next space tourist may be Russian
Posted: Fri, Nov 1, 2002, 6:26 AM ET (1126 GMT)
ISS illustration (NASA) The next tourist to fly on a Soyuz taxi flight to the International Space Station may be Russian, according to the head of the Russian space agency Rosaviakosmos. Yuri Koptev told reporters after the launch Wednesday of Soyuz TMA-1 that Rosaviakosmos had already selected a number of affluent Russian citizens as potential tourists. Koptev did not disclose any names, nor how one would be selected and at what cost. In September Russian sources reported that Sergei Polonsky, head of Atlas Aerospace, had started space flight training. Koptev said that he viewed space tourism as a "promising area" and one that was necessary to provide the agency with additional revenues required to continue operations.
Related Links:
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
China launches two navigation satellites
Posted: Sun, Jan 14 5:44 PM ET (2244 GMT)

Arianespace plans a record number of launches in 2018
Posted: Sun, Jan 14 5:43 PM ET (2243 GMT)

Orbital ATK wins Galaxy 30 order
Posted: Sun, Jan 14 5:42 PM ET (2242 GMT)

news links
Thursday, January 18
First ICEYE-X1 Radar Image from Space Published
PR Newswire — 5:37 am ET (1037 GMT)
U.S. missile-deterrence to get upgrade from Florida launch
Orlando Sentinel — 5:31 am ET (1031 GMT)
Iridium confident NEXT will remain on track; all eyes on Falcon Heavy
Runway Girl Network — 5:28 am ET (1028 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list