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Philip
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posted 11-26-2004 03:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Russia has come up with plans for KOMOPOLIS-21, a scaled-down Buran shuttle which can be air-launched from a carrier aircraft and boosted to 105 kilometer altitude for a 5-minute microgravity sub-orbital flight for 5 crewmembers ( 3 spacetourists ? )...

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-26-2004 03:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cosmopolis XXI is partially owned by Space Adventures and was announced in March 2002. Last I heard (after departing the staff of SA) development has not progressed beyond a plywood mock-up.

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