11 August 2001
News - Tourism (Good)
New Age Is a Step Closer
Tourists to be allowed on ISS
by Carol Pinchefsky
According to an article in the Washington Post, the United States and Russian governments have come to an agreement about space tourists aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The criteria for potential space tourists include an aptitude in Russian, as well as physical and personal stamina. Of course, there's always the US$20 million.

The age of space tourism has begun. The next step is to make space access more affordable to those of us without Swiss bank accounts.

Not surprisingly, NASA's home page does not reflect this important change in policy.
Source: Washington Post, 10 August 2001

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Carol Pinchefsky 11 August 2001
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