Friday, March 5, 2010

Russia Will End Space Tourism Flights When Shuttle Retires

Charles Simonyi Prepares for Space Courtesy of Space Adventures and Charles Simonyi

From Popular Science:

Well, it looks like Charles Simonyi might have to wait a while for a third trip, because space tourism is going on hiatus. With the shuttle's cancellation leaving Russia as the only country able to service the International Space Station (ISS), the Russian government has announced it will no longer let civilians hitch a ride on Soyuz flights.

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