Space Tourism to Launch Within a Few Years

17 March 2002
Posted by Chris Smith.

Have you ever wanted to go up in space? You might get your chance yet - scientists in Russia have unveiled a spacecraft designed to take tourists into space rather than trained astronauts. The first tourist trip might be as early as 2004. The new craft, called the Cosmopolis 21, could carry a pilot and 2 passengers to a height of 100 km above the earth. It will stay there for 3 minutes and passengers will get a glimpse of the Earth from Space and will experience weightlessness into the bargain! But don't all rush at once - tickets cost £100,000.

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