Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tourist Flights to ISS

The Russian Space Agency and the Rocket Space Corporation Energia have agreed to build additional Soyuz spacecraft to carry paying customers to the International Space Station starting in 2013.

"We've got a number of people who have expressed interests over the years who are waiting with bated breath for us to come out with the dates for these new opportunities. So a lot of things are going to start happening as of today" said Eric Anderson, chairman of Space Adventures, told CBS News.

Seat on a Soyuz is believed to run between $30 million and $40 million.

image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls