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Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-10-2012 08:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Editor's note: In an effort to keep the topic Recording artist Sarah Brightman's mission to ISS focused on status updates, feedback and opinions are directed to this thread.

Please use this topic to discuss the global recording artist's preparations to fly and mission to the International Space Station.

chappy
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posted 11-18-2012 07:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chappy   Click Here to Email chappy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've noticed on the ISS Launch schedule list that Sarah Brightman had been chosen for the Soyuz MS-02 (ISS-45)? Who is Sarah Brightman?

I've never heard of this woman and she's British... as you knew that British newspapers don't have any interests on human spaceflight, so if anyone know where and who she works for?

I'm interested to find out more about Sarah Brightman, so I'm listening...

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Robert Pearlman
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You can read about Brightman on Wikipedia and on her website.

Brightman's announcement that she had signed a contract to train for a flight to the International Space Station was well-covered in the British print and broadcast media. Here are a few clips: BBC News | The Guardian | The Telegraph

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posted 11-18-2012 08:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you don't know who she is chappy, you must be a lot younger than me!

chappy
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posted 11-18-2012 11:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chappy   Click Here to Email chappy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Robert for this useful information regarding Sarah Brightman.

A message for Tykeanaut, I won't be revealing my age ...I'm not into music because I'm deaf, can't hear the music. Now I know who Sarah Brightman is. I thought Timothy Peake would have be the next Briton to go into space...

randy
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posted 11-18-2012 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just hope she's going to be doing some serious science there, not just goofing off.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-18-2012 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While I expect Brightman will have a science program, science is certainly not the only worthwhile contribution she can make on the station. Richard Garriott created artwork and tested earth observation software; Charles Simonyi (and others) held amateur radio sessions with students, Anousheh Ansari blogged and Guy Laliberté held a worldwide simulcast to raise awareness about the need for clean water on Earth.

Space (and the space station) are not only about science, and so even the magic tricks and sci-fi movie filmed by Garriott were important for extending our culture and humanity into space...

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posted 11-19-2012 06:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm sure she won't be using the opportunity to boost her album sales

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Along those lines, chief cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev told Interfax he does not rule out Brightman could have announced her intention to fly to the space station to advertise her new album.
"This is not the first time such a situation has arose. Of course, this information is news to me, but I'm not very surprised. Many years ago there was an option to send one singer into space. He had undergone a medical selection and there were plans to sign a contract with him. I don't have precise information on the situation with Sarah Brightman, but such things are probably possible, yes," Krikalev told Interfax-AVN.

Sources in the rocket and space industry earlier told Interfax-AVN that Brightman, who announced her wish to make a tourist flight to the ISS in October, will probably not fly. "It is very probable that the singer said she may fly to the ISS to fuel interest in her year-long world tour, which she will begin next year," the source said.

(It should be noted that Interfax and its sources' track record when it comes to accurately reporting about spaceflight participant selections has been less than stellar, so consider this report accordingly. That Brightman timed her news to help promote album sales doesn't necessarily negate her also flying to the station.)

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Roscosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin told reporters Friday (Nov. 23) that Sarah Brightman intends to fly in space, Interfax reports.
"I have met with Sarah Brightman. She intends to fly. However, Roscosmos has not made a final decision yet," Popovkin said.

Commenting on the reasons why no decision has been made yet, Popovkin said: "We need to provide young cosmonauts with flight practice."

Speaking about when a final decision may be made on the matter, Popovkin said it will happen "in the second half of 2013."

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Now it may not happen because of a planned month-long flight:
Roscosmos head Vladimir Popovkin said that plan could be off the table because the Russian space agency is considering extending to flight from eight days to one month.

In that case, he said, Brightman would have to give up her seat to a professional.

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All the drama of an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.

It's on; it's off, but it ain't over until the (not so fat) lady sings.

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Sarah Brightman says she initially turned down the chance to be a private spaceflight participant:
She tells Seven magazine, "When I first was asked to do it, I thought 'I don't think so'. It's a really important step to take. But the second time I felt ready.

"I'm feeling anticipation about the flight, but no apprehension, just how I feel before I go on stage."

Robert Pearlman
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Russia's space agency Roscosmos said on Monday it has reached an agreement with Space Adventures to proceed with the plans to put British singer Sarah Brightman on a Soyuz flight to the International Space Station (ISS) in October 2015, RIA Novosti reports.
"The sides will discuss in the near future the implementation of this project, including Sarah Brightman's preparation for the flight and the program of her activities on board the orbital station," Roscosmos said in a statement.

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posted 05-06-2013 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johntosullivan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When she was asked to do it?

That sounds very strange. Is Space Adventures "asking" random multi-millionaires to go to space? I would have thought that the space flight participants would have been space enthusiasts seeking this opportunity.

Robert Pearlman
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Even well-to-do space enthusiasts don't always think they have the "right stuff" go to space. When I worked at Space Adventures, we actively pursued affluent individuals who had an stated interest in space, including Guy Laliberté and Dennis Tito.

It doesn't mean that they wouldn't have eventually come to the idea themselves but as a company, Space Adventures had an interest in being proactive.

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