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Space Adventures to Offer Seats on Russian Spacecraft

13. January 2011 by Christy 0 Comments

 

Looking for a vacation that is out of this world? Space Adventures can help. Yesterday, the private company announced that it will offer three passenger seats to the International Space Station beginning sometime in 2013.


Passengers will make the trip aboard a Soyuz spacecraft, craft Russian has been building more of into order to get more cosmonauts, and more tourists, into space.

 

"We are extremely excited to announce this agreement and would like to thank our Russian partners in increasing Soyuz production and providing Space Adventures these well sought-after transportation services on the only commercially available manned spacecraft currently in operation," Eric Anderson, chairman of Space Adventures, said in a statement.


Though Space Adventures hasn’t specified how much the 10-day trip will cost, it’s safe to say that tickets will run into the tens of millions of dollars. Space Adventures’ previous clients, Dennis A. Tito and Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte (above), paid $20 million and $35 million respectively. The company has also arranged spaceflights for six other people.


Is the high cost of the flight worth it? According to Laliberte, the trip is “worth every penny.” Space Adventures says they already have a list of interested customers.

 

Source: LA Times