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RKK Energia Confirms Private Trip To the Moon 92

Teancum writes "RKK Energia, the prime contractor for the Russian space program and the company who builds the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, recently confirmed negotiations are underway with space tourism company Space Adventures for a privately financed crewed flight around the Moon. While the offer and purchase of at least one seat has been discussed earlier, this is the first time Energia has confirmed the negotiations and has gone into at least some details in terms of what they are expecting to have happen with this flight and the approximate timeframe for when this flight would take place: sometime in 2016 or 2017."
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RKK Energia Confirms Private Trip To the Moon

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 19, 2011 @08:16AM (#37140538)

    I am sometimes totally amazed at how much money an individual can have. I can't fathom 150 million USD, let alone be able to pay that much on a tourist trip (no matter how awesome this is). Whoever the two individuals are, they are some lucky b******s!

    Yeah, luck. Luck is totally the only way anyone ever becomes rich. All of them are lottery winners, or something.

    I take it you vote Democrat?

  • by master_p ( 608214 ) on Friday August 19, 2011 @08:21AM (#37140590)

    Please, when you go around the moon, take some time to get some good photos of the Apollo missions remains. When I say "good photos", I mean photos that show stuff almost as good as they are shown on NASA's videos from the moon.

    It would shut the Apollo conspiracy advocators up for good, and close this silly subject.

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