Two space tourists could head to the International Space Station (ISS) on board the Russian Soyuz spacecraft after 2023, Deputy Director General for International Cooperation of Russian space agency Roscosmos Sergey Saveliev told Sputnik.
"We have commercial customers, I think we will announce them this fall," Saveliev said, adding that the tourists, who are non-Russian citizens, will likely be presented during the International Astronautical Congress in Dubai in October.
According to Saveliev, an agreement will be signed with the two space tourists in the near future but they will only be able to go to space after 2023, since up until then all the seats on Roscosmos spacecraft are already taken.
Source: RIA Novosti
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Virgin Galactic restarting space tickets from $450,000
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Washington (AFP) Aug 5, 2021
After flying its founder Richard Branson to space, Virgin Galactic is restarting ticket sales beginning at $450,000, the company announced Thursday.
The new price is about double the $200,000 to $250,000 paid by around 600 people who previously booked seats on Virgin's spaceship between 2005 and 2014, as the company looks to cash in on the success of last month's fully-crewed test flight.
"We are excited to announce the reopening of sales effective today," said CEO Michael Colglazier in a statem ... read more