Space tourist for the first time in the history of space exploration out into space. The contract was signed rocket and space Corporation (RKK) “Energy” and the American company Space Adventures Inc.
As reported on the website of RKK, in 2023, two explorers will travel on the ship “Union, MS” short-term expedition on the Russian segment of the International space station (ISS). According to the flight plan, one of the tourists will make a spacewalk with a professional Russian cosmonaut.
we will Remind, earlier the head of “Glavkosmos” Dmitry Loskutov noted that none of the potential or held travelers are not treated like “serious request”.
From 2001 to 2009 on Soyuz to the ISS visited seven tourists, including two American Charles Simonyi. In different years these flights cost from $20-50 million.
In the US may 30, successfully held the first ever manned launch of the spacecraft, made a private company SpaceX. The Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon spacecraft Crew was launched from the spaceport in Florida. Together with astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken the ISS also went toy dinosaur Dino Space, sewn from fabric and decorated with sequins. The convergence of the ISS began on may 31, about two hours before docking, which occurred at 17:16 GMT.
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