An American travel company has signed a contract with the Russian government to provide the first ever tourist spacewalk.The trip is set for 2023, when two paying passengers will fly to the Continue reading on The Times
The trip is set for 2023, when two paying passengers will fly to the International Space Station on a Russian Soyuz capsule for a short expedition that will include one of them venturing outside the ISS airlock, accompanied by a cosmonaut. The participant will become “the first private citizen in history to experience open space,” said a statement from Space Adventures. The company was the first to broker private space travel in 2001 when Dennis Tito, an American businessman, paid more than $20 million for an eight-day trip to the Russian segment of the ISS. Over the next eight years, it arranged another seven successful trips.