Monday, March 15, 2010
No More Tourists on Soyuz
Guy Laliberté was the last space tourist to ride Soyuz to the ISS.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the Russians will no longer sell Soyuz rides to space tourists.
Russia said it would stop taking tourists to visit the International Space Station, citing NASA's plans to retire its shuttle fleet later this year. With Russia left as the only nation sending crews to the station, there won't be room for tourists, officials said. The last such adventurer was Canadian billionaire Guy Laliberté, who paid $35 million in October to make the trip.