Russia raises space tourist tab to $21m

Nov 09, 2006

It will now cost $21 million for a tourist flight from Russia to the International Space Station.

The $1 million fare hike was caused by increased overhead, a Russian space official told Novosti, specifically materials and components for the Soyuz spacecraft.

Russia has sent four commercial space tourists, three of them U.S. citizens, to the orbital station on board Soyuz spacecraft.

A fifth traveler, Charles Simonyi, 58, a U.S. citizen of Hungarian descent and a major figure in developing Microsoft's Word and Excel software, currently is undergoing training for a 2007 flight.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: SpaceX close to figuring out rocket failure during launch

Related Stories

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti back on Earth

Jun 12, 2015

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, NASA astronaut Terry Virts and Russian commander Anton Shkaplerov landed safely today in the Kazakh steppe after a three-hour ride in their Soyuz spacecraft. They left ...

Video: Soyuz TMA-15M landing

Jun 12, 2015

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, NASA astronaut Terry Virts and Russian commander Anton Shkaplerov landed in the Kazakh steppe after a three-hour ride in their Soyuz spacecraft 11 June 2015. They left the International ...

Spacecraft glitch shifts orbiting ISS

Jun 10, 2015

The orbiting International Space Station has shifted in position after an engine glitch on a docked spacecraft which is due to bring astronauts back to Earth this week, Russia said.

Recommended for you

What is the newest planet?

6 hours ago

With astronomers discovering new planets and other celestial objects all the time, you may be wondering what the newest planet to be discovered is. Well, that depends on your frame of reference. If we are ...

Catching Earth at aphelion

6 hours ago

Do you feel a little… distant today? The day after the 4th of July weekend brings with it the promise of barbecue leftovers and discount fireworks. It also sees our fair planet at aphelion, or its farthest ...

Opportunity's 7th Mars winter to include new study area

7 hours ago

Operators of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity plan to drive the rover into a valley this month where Opportunity will be active through the long-lived rover's seventh Martian winter, examining outcrops ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.