Russians to offer tourists six-month tour on ISS


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The competition heats up: The Russians are considering offering tourists the ability to buy a full six month tour on ISS when they resume tourist flights in 2018.

They don’t yet have any customers for such a flight, but in order to make some money, or “lowering the budgetary load” as they put it, they are considering offering it.

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  • Matt in AZ

    This would keep them in the tourism market after the new private spaceflight services arrive. These competitors can take away much of Russia’s week-long tourism flights, but NASA, ESA, and JAXA won’t be supporting any 6-month tourist stays. Russia would be the only game in town for that… at least until some Bigelow stations are in place.

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