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Roscosmos and Space Adventures had been cooperating in characteristic tourism since 2001, when the first characteristic tourist, Dennis Tito, went into orbit. Since then, a complete of seven people had been in characteristic below the characteristic tourism programme.
The first-ever contract for a tourist jog in outer characteristic has been signed, the Russian characteristic company Energia said. The mission is decided for 2023.
“RSC Energia and US firm Space Adventures Inc. internet signed a contract to place in pressure a short expedition for two spaceflight individuals to the Russian phase of the Global Space Affirm in 2023, on board a Soyuz-MS”, Energia said in a assertion.
At some point soon of this expedition, “indubitably one of the crucial spaceflight’s individuals will invent an outer characteristic jog with a professional Russian cosmonaut”.
The assertion comes after Russian Affirm Space Company Roscosmos and US-based fully firm Space Adventures signed a contract in February 2019 to organise the flight of two characteristic tourists to the ISS ahead of the tip of 2021. The tourists will flit to the Global Space Affirm (ISS) on board a Russian Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft and can internet a extraordinary different to internet a superb time Original Year’s in orbit.
Per Roscosmos, the agency has already began customising the Soyuz spaceship for tourist trips so as that one particular person could perhaps pilot it rather then a three-particular person crew. The ship is being in-constructed partnership with US characteristic tourism firm Space Adventures.