July 15, 2008
Roscosmos Plans to Launch Space Tourists in 2011
The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has found a sponsor to build a spacecraft that will bring space tourists to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2011, Roscosmos deputy head Vitaly Davydov said.
"We do have people willing to buy this spacecraft and to perform this flight," Davydov said at the Farnborough International Airshow.
"That is why we want to build a special spacecraft in which tourists could fly to space," he said.
"There are people [in Roscosmos] who will tackle this issue in 2011," he added.