space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews

Report: former NASA official latest space tourist candidate
Posted: Thu, Mar 7, 2002, 8:04 AM ET (1304 GMT)
ISS illustration (NASA) Former NASA associate administrator Lori Garver is the latest name to surface in the race to be the third commercial space tourist, reported Wednesday. The article stated that Garver, currently a vice president with consulting firm DFI International, recently underwent a cosmonaut physical in Moscow. DFI officials, who are backing Garver's effort, said the flight would be paid for through foundation grants and corporate sponsorships in an effort to show that ordinary people can go into space. Garver was NASA associate administrator for policy and plans in the late 1990s; she is also currently president of the American Astronautical Society and previously served as executive director of the National Space Society. Garver is the third person to express an interest in flying as soon as this November's Soyuz taxi flight: last month both Leszek Czarnecki, a Polish entrepreneur, and *NSYNC band member Lance Bass, said they were pursuing opportunities to become space tourists. MirCorp is representing both Bass and Garver while Space Adventures, which arranged Dennis Tito's flight last year and Mark Shuttleworth's upcoming mission, is working with Czarnecki.
Related Links:
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Final Delta 2 launches ICESat-2
Posted: Sun, Sep 16 10:41 AM ET (1441 GMT)

Japanese ISS cargo mission launch scrubbed
Posted: Sun, Sep 16 10:40 AM ET (1440 GMT)

SpaceX to announce new plans for circumlunar trip
Posted: Sun, Sep 16 10:39 AM ET (1439 GMT)

news links
Monday, October 15
First Man can't launch past Venom and A Star Is Born at the box office
Entertainment Weekly — 6:11 am ET (1011 GMT)

about   ·   ·   mailing list