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


Polish entrepreneur bidding to be next space tourist
Posted: Fri, Feb 22, 2002, 10:25 AM ET (1525 GMT)
ISS illustration (NASA) A Polish entrepreneur said Thursday that he was interested in flying to the International Space Station as the next commercial space tourist, while Russia officials deflated earlier claims that an American pop star would fly to the station as early as this November. Russian officials said that Leszek Czarnecki was in negotiations to become the third commercial space tourist in a deal being arranged by space tourism company Space Adventures. Czarnecki founded equipment leasing company Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy, which he sold to a French firm last year for $140 million. Czarnecki confirmed that he is a candidate to be a space tourist, but called the Russian announcement premature, and added he was not necessarily interested in flying in November. A spokesman for the Russian space agency Rosaviakosmos also said that Lance Bass, a member of the pop group *NSYNC, would not necessarily fly on the November Soyuz taxi flight. The spokesman claimed that MirCorp, the company that announced it was arranging the flight, had no right to sell seats on those flights. MirCorp officials had acknowledged in their statement Wednesday that there could be other possible candidates for the flight being arranged by other companies.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
FCC chairman endorses SpaceX satellite constellation
Posted: Sat, Feb 17 6:29 PM ET (2329 GMT)

Soyuz launches Progress after delay
Posted: Sat, Feb 17 6:27 PM ET (2327 GMT)

NASA budget proposal seeks to cancel WFIRST
Posted: Sat, Feb 17 6:20 PM ET (2320 GMT)

news links
Monday, February 19
Rocket Lab's second silver ball will remain on Earth
Stuff.co.nz — 4:53 am ET (0953 GMT)


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