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Robert Pearlman

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posted 06-25-2020 09:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Roscosmos release (machine translated from Russian)
Contract between RSC Energia and Space Adventures

A contract was signed between S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia (part of Roscosmos State Corporation) and Space Adventures, Inc. (USA) for the implementation in 2023 of a short-term expedition of two space flight participants aboard the Soyuz MS to the Russian segment of the International Space Station.

It is planned that during the expedition, one of the space flight participants, together with a professional Russian cosmonaut, will go into outer space [spacewalk] from the Russian segment of the station.

Earlier, between 2001 and 2009, Roscosmos and RSC Energia, under contracts with Space Adventures Inc., successfully completed eight short-term commercial flights to the ISS Russian segment on Soyuz spacecraft. The space tourists were: Dennis Tito (USA, 2001), Mark Shuttleworth (Great Britain, 2002), Greg Olsen (USA, 2006), Anousheh Ansari (USA, 2006), Richard Garriott (USA, 2008), Charles Simonyi (USA, 2007, 2009) and Guy Laliberté (Canada, 2009).


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posted 06-25-2020 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Space Adventures release
Energia and Space Adventures Sign Contract for Orbital Space Tourist Flight

Opportunity for two spaceflight participants to launch to the ISS for 14-day stay

S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation "Energia" and Space Adventures, Inc. signed a contract for a short duration spaceflight of two spaceflight participants on board the same "Soyuz" spacecraft to the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS).

One of the mission participants will have an opportunity to conduct a spacewalk outside the space station, becoming the first private citizen in history to experience open space. Accepted and secured candidates will be required to complete specialized training and additional simulations in preparation for the spacewalk attempt.

"A private citizen completing a spacewalk would be another huge step forward in private spaceflight. We appreciate the chance to celebrate two decades of orbital space tourism with our Russian partners by opening up another first-ever experience. We applaud our colleagues at Energia for working with us to create amazing new adventures in space," said Eric Anderson, Chairman and CEO of Space Adventures, Inc.

About Space Adventures

Space Adventures, the company that organized the flights for the world's first private space explorers, is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metro area. It offers a variety of programs available today, including spaceflight missions to the International Space Station, around the Moon, record-breaking orbital missions, and various training and spaceflight qualification programs. The company's orbital spaceflight clients include Dennis Tito, Mark Shuttleworth, Greg Olsen, Anousheh Ansari, Charles Simonyi, Richard Garriott, and Guy Laliberté.

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