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In 2007, the ISS will go first tourist

May 5 2006

In the spring of 2007, the Russian Soyuz may fly to the International Space Station's first female tourist, an American of Iranian origin Anyusha Ansari.

"With the Ansari had already signed a preliminary contract by which she is training as an understudy Japanese space tourist Daisuke Enomoto," - said the head of manned programs Roscosmos Alexei Krasnov. "The Ansari has its own flight plan, and it is possible that she will travel to the ISS in spring 2007," - he added.

Rocket and Space Corporation Energia said that "one of the shops of Experimental Machine Building Plant of RSC Energia in preparation for visiting the ISS took place on the first acquaintance with the spacecraft" Soyuz "space flight participant Daisuke Enomoto and his backup, U.S. citizen Anyushi Ansari.

There is also reported that they visited the living compartment, and the descent module of Soyuz, as well as in a spacesuit, "Sokol-Q2" tried on its future work place - right seat vehicle. The future commander, flight engineer 14 th main mission to the ISS Mikhail Tyurin was with them.

Meanwhile, already signed a contract with the Japanese space tourist Daisuke Enomoto, a flight it is scheduled for autumn this year. At $ 20 million cost travel Enomoto, report NEWS

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