Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hitch a ride on a Soyuz to the ISS!

                                           NASA photo

Space Adventures, the only company that has provided human space mission opportunities to the world marketplace, says it has reached agreement with the Federal Space Agency of the Russian Federation and Rocket Space Corporation Energia to sell three seats on the Soyuz spacecraft bound for the International Space Station beginning in 2013.

The seats will be made available through the increase of Soyuz production, from four to five spacecraft per year.  Each flight will be short duration, approximately 10 days, and will contribute to the increase of launch capacity to the ISS.

Space Adventures became world-renowned 10 years ago with the launch of Dennis Tito, the world’s first privately-funded space explorer. Since then, the company has arranged seven additional missions to the ISS.  

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