Roscosmos will send to the ISS two new space tourists

Until the end of 2021 “Roscosmos” will be sent to the International space station, two space tourists. Russian state Corporation and the American company Space adventures has signed a new contract on the implementation of the short-term space flights. On the website of the Roscosmos indicated that both space tourist for the first time will be sent on the same ship. The head of state Corporation Dmitry Rogozin on his page on Twitter said that this is the first in the last 10 years the contract for flight of two astronauts-lovers on the ISS.

Roscosmos and Space Adventures are working in the field of space tourism since 2001. The first cosmonaut-the fan went into orbit of the planet was Dennis Tito. Only this time the program of space tourism in space has been 7 people, and Charles Simonyi has been on the ISS twice. Latest on the ISS flew in 2009, guy laliberté, founder and CEO of Cirque du Soleil.

As stated on the website of Roskosmos, signed between the parties to the contract will allow further “load” the production capacity of the RSC “Energia”, RCC “Progress”, TsENKI and others companies in the rocket and space industry. The industry has already embarked on the creation of manned spacecraft “Soyuz MS” and the carrier rocket “Soyuz-2” for flying tourists into space.

On Twitter, Rogozin also added that “Roscosmos” will offer space tourists to fly around the Earth along the route of Yuri Gagarin, this will reduce preparation time for flight.

Names of space tourists is not yet known, but it is reported that the implementation of all activities in creation of space equipment will be carried out at the expense of their funds.

Recall that earlier it was reported about the development of Russian tourism spaceplane, which will allow those wishing to enjoy the beauty of the Earth from suborbital heights.

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