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2005-07-06 13:20:00

MOSCOW -- Russia's space agency has signed a contract with Gregory Olsen, a spokesman said Wednesday, in a deal that would make the U.S. millionaire scientist only the third tourist to visit the international space station. Vyacheslav Davidenko, a spokesman for the Russian agency, said Olsen could fly to the orbiting station as early as October, when the next Soyuz mission is scheduled to bring supplies and a new crew to the orbiting station. Olsen, a 60-year-old scientist and founder of a...

2005-05-25 14:48:40

TRENTON, N.J. -- Millionaire scientist Gregory Olsen's $20 million flight to the International Space Station on a Russian rocket, which was put on hold last summer because of health concerns, is back on track. The Russian space program recently gave Olsen medical clearance to go on an upcoming mission and he resumed training on May 16, the Virginia company arranging Olsen's trip said Wednesday. Olsen, who turned 60 last month, now is training at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in...

2005-05-13 08:25:44

TOKYO (AFP) -- Dozens of Japanese people, many in their senior years, have voiced interest after US and British firms began scouting for adventurous tourists who want to blast off into space, companies said. Club Tourism, a Tokyo-based company, on Thursday offered to take seven Japanese people in a rocket in 2008 to enjoy 25 minutes in outer space, with each one pitching in 200,000 dollars. Within a day it received some 40 inquiries, a company official said. "Many of the inquiries are from...

2004-11-29 12:00:17

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Neither age nor gravity stopped 80-year-old Dorothy Simpson from flying into record books. Recently, Mrs. Simpson officially became the world's oldest woman to experience weightlessness on a Zero-Gravity flight with Space Adventures, Ltd., the world's leading space experiences company. Guinness World Records, the global leader in comprehensive and authentic world records, has officially certified Mrs. Simpson's incredible achievement. (Photo:...

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