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2013-12-08 23:02:38

Dr. Gregory Olsen, entrepreneur, engineer, scientist, and the third private citizen to orbit Earth on the International Space Station, addressed The Hun School community on Tuesday, December 3rd as part of its Centennial Speaker Series. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) December 08, 2013 Dr. Gregory Olsen, entrepreneur, engineer, scientist, and the third private citizen to orbit Earth on the International Space Station, addressed The Hun School community on Tuesday, December 3rd as part of its...

British Singer Sarah Brightman To Visit International Space Station
2012-10-11 07:58:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of Britain´s most beloved sopranos, Sarah Brightman, is making plans to fly to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2013. Brightman, who is best known for her roles in the British productions of Cats and Phantom of the Opera in the 80s, told a news conference in Moscow on Wednesday that she will join an elite list of tourists who have actually visited the orbiting space lab. Not only will her journey be one of just...

2005-10-11 07:30:00

By Shamil Zhumatov NEAR ARKALYK, Kazakhstan (Reuters) - A Russian cosmonaut, a U.S. astronaut and an overjoyed American space tourist returned safely to Earth on Tuesday when their Soyuz capsule bumped down in a near-perfect landing in Kazakhstan. Footage beamed to Moscow mission control from the Kazakh steppe showed the recovery team opening the hatches of the spaceship and tugging the three men in their white spacesuits back onto firm land. Millionaire scientist and entrepreneur Gregory...

2005-10-10 23:31:40

By Shamil Zhumatov NEAR ARKALYK, Kazakhstan (Reuters) - A Russian cosmonaut, a U.S. astronaut and an overjoyed American space tourist returned safely to Earth on Tuesday when their Soyuz capsule bumped down in a near-perfect landing in Kazakhstan. Footage beamed to Moscow mission control from the Kazakh steppe showed the recovery team opening the hatches of the spaceship and tugging the three men in their white spacesuits back onto firm land. Millionaire scientist and entrepreneur...

2005-10-10 20:26:02

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian Soyuz capsule touched down in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, bringing a Russian cosmonaut, a U.S. astronaut and an American space tourist back to Earth, mission control said. The two-man crew returned home after half a year in orbit on the International Space Station. Millionaire scientist and entrepreneur Gregory Olsen spent just over a week with them in space, paying a reported $20 million for the trip.

2005-10-10 17:40:31

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A Russian-U.S. two-man crew who spent the last six months aboard the International Space Station and the world's third space tourist headed back to Earth in a Russian Soyuz capsule on Monday. Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev and U.S. astronaut John Phillips, the only station crew to host space shuttle astronauts since the 2003 Columbia shuttle accident, and space tourist Gregory Olsen undocked from the space station around 5:49...

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2005-10-10 16:10:00

MOSCOW -- The seven-day space sojourn of a U.S. millionaire scientist came to a close as he and a two-man Russian-American crew prepared Monday to return to Earth from the international space station. The ride back in the Russian Soyuz capsule is likely to be an exciting conclusion to Gregory Olsen's space station visit - the third trip by a private citizen. The Soyuz is to make a beeline home, covering the approximately 250 miles from the station to Earth in just 3 1/2 hours. The craft is to...

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2005-10-04 18:20:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A rich entrepreneur scientist who bought his own ticket to the international space station said from orbit Tuesday that the trip was worth the millions of dollars he paid, and his only fear on launch day was not going. "I'm having a great time. I mean, this is a dream come true," Gregory Olsen said at a news conference broadcast from the space station. "This is my fourth day and I'm really enjoying it," he added. "Just to look out and see the Earth from about 230 miles...

2005-10-03 06:07:19

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian-U.S. two-man crew and the world's third space tourist boarded the International Space Station safely on Monday, two days after they blasted off from the Central Asian steppe. The new arrivals, who traveled to the orbiting station on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, were U.S. Commander William McArthur, Russian Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev, and American scientist and entrepreneur Gregory Olsen. Russian television showed them drifting weightlessly through...

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2005-10-01 00:10:00

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan -- A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying U.S millionaire scientist Gregory Olsen lifted off Saturday from the Central Asian steppe, launching the world's third space tourist on a two-day journey to the international space station. The rocket streaked off into the blue sky, trailing blindingly bright yellow and pink flames, as family and friends of Olsen and the two-member U.S.-Russian crew, as well as Russian and U.S. space officials, watched from a viewing platform at the...


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