Roscosmos will send to the ISS two new space tourists

Until the end of 2021, Roscosmos will send aboardThe International Space Station has two space tourists. The Russian state corporation and the American company Space Adventure have signed a new contract on the implementation of short-term space flights. The Roscosmos website states that both space tourists will be sent on the same ship for the first time. The head of the state corporation, Dmitry Rogozin, on his Twitter page, noted that this is the first contract in the last 10 years to fly two amateur cosmonauts aboard the ISS.

Roscosmos and Space Adventures collaborate inSpace Tourism since 2001. Denis Tito was the first amateur astronaut to go into orbit of the planet. In total, during this time, 7 people visited the space tourism program in space, and Charles Simoni visited the ISS two times. The latest to the ISS flew in 2009, Guy Laliberté, the founder and head of the company Cirque du Soleil.

As indicated on the Roscosmos website,The contract signed between the parties will additionally “load” the production facilities of RSC Energia, Progress RCC, TsENKI and other enterprises of the rocket and space industry. The industry has already begun to create the Soyuz transport manned spacecraft and the Soyuz-2 launch vehicle for the flight of tourists into space.

On Twitter, Rogozin also added that Roskosmos would offer space tourists to fly around the earth on the route of Yuri Gagarin, which would shorten the time for preparing for the flight.

The names of space tourists have not yet been named, but it is reported that all the work on the creation of space technology will be carried out at the expense of their funds.

Recall that earlier it was reported about the development of the Russian tourist spaceplane, which will allow those who wish to admire the beauty of the Earth from a suborbital altitude.

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