Next Space Tourist Signs Contract

Looks like Dr. Gregory Olsen may finally get his shot into space. ITAR-TASS announced today that Russia's space agency has signed a contract with the 60-year old American millionaire scientist to fly Soyuz to the international space station in October.

I don't have a copy of the contract, (the Probe salutes the space lawyers who negotiated it,) but the much
talked about trip, (first announced last March by deal broker/space travel organizer Space Adventures), has been reported to be worth about $20 million.

If all goes as planned, Olsen of course, will be the third commercial rocket guy to travel to the ISS, after private space pioneers Dennis Tito (2001) and Mark Shuttleworth (2002).

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