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Roskosmos signs contract for Olsen flight
Posted: Wed, Jul 6, 2005, 8:58 AM ET (1258 GMT)
Olsen, Gregory (Space Adventures) The Russian space agency Roskosmos has signed a contract with Gregory Olsen that will allow the American businessman to fly to the International Space Station as early as this October. Roskosmos officials confirmed that they have reached a deal for Olsen's flight, although terms of the agreement, including the cost of the flight, were not immediately disclosed. Russian officials said Olsen could fly on this October's Soyuz mission to the ISS. Olsen had tried to make the trip last year, but was medically disqualified from training last summer because of an unspecified condition. Olsen did resume training in May.
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