The Roscosmos State Corporation and the American company Space Adventures, Inc. have signed a contract for short-term space flights to the International Space Station (ISS) of two non-professional cosmonauts on one ship.
The flight to the station will take place before the end of 2021.
Roscosmos and Space Adventures have been cooperating in the field of space tourism since 2001, when the first space tourist, Denis Tito, flew into orbit.
In total, during this time, 7 people performed a space flight according to the space tourism program, and Charles Simonyi visited the ISS two times.
The conclusion of this contract will allow additionally “loading” the production facilities of RSC “Energia”, “Progress” RSC, TsENKI and other enterprises of the rocket and space industry.
The industry has already begun to create the “Soyuz” spacecraft and the “Soyuz-2” launch vehicle for the flight of tourists into space.
The implementation of all space technology will be carried out at the expense of space tourists.