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Potential space tourist resumes training
Posted: Thu, May 26, 2005, 6:40 AM ET (1040 GMT)
Olsen, Gregory (Space Adventures) Gregory Olsen, a millionaire US businessman whose bid to fly into space last year was stymied by a medical condition, has resumed training for a flight to the International Space Station as soon as this fall. Olsen, founder of tech company Sensors Unlimited, resumed training May 16 at Star City, the cosmonaut training facility outside of Moscow. Olsen had been training for several weeks there last year when Russian doctors found an unspecified medical condition that would prevent him from flying on a Soyuz mission to the ISS. That condition has been remedied, according to Space Adventures, the space tourism firm that brokered his trip, but no further details have been released. The Russian newspaper Kommersant reported that "Olsen doesn't endure well the G-load" during tests last year. Olsen is training with the crew scheduled to fly to the space station on a Soyuz taxi flight planned for late September or October this year, although no specific date for Olsen's flight has been announced.
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