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1913 expedition to the ISS would cost U.S. $ 22 million

March 14 2006
19:51

The structure of the ISS Expedition 13 will include three men - Russian Pavel Vinogradov and American Jeffrey Williams and Brazilian astronaut Marcus first Pontes. This will be the first flight of the Russian ship on commercial terms.

As informs NTV, starting from this year by NASA pays Roskosmos for delivery of its astronauts to the ISS. A ticket to orbit costs about $ 22 million.

Jeffrey Williams, flight engineer the 13th International Space Station Expedition: "I had the opportunity to get acquainted with Russian tradition, I visited the Russian Banya. In Russia, a good tradition, especially when confronted with them too often. "

A crew member Marcus Pontes: "During the day we had a training on survival in the woods in 30-degree frost. That's when I felt that this Russian winter. So today - just heat. "

The astronauts are confident that the space station will have a full understanding. Brazilian astronaut during training learned Russian and Americans particularly remember a Russian sauna.

The crew will go into orbit on March 30. Russian and American will stay on the ISS for six months. Brazilian - only 10 days. During his stay at the station has multiple spacewalks.

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