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Wendy Whitman Cobb
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Space tourism—20 years in the making—is finally ready for launch

Space tourism—20 years in the making—is finally ready for launch

For most people, getting to the stars is nothing more than a dream. On April 28, 2001, Dennis Tito achieved that lifelong goal—but he wasn’t a typical astronaut. Tito, a wealthy businessman, paid $20 million for a seat on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to be the first tourist to visit the International Space Station. Only seven people have followed suit in the 20 years since, but that number is poised to double in the next 12 months alone. NASA has long been hesitant to play host to space tourists, so Russia—looking for sources of money post-Cold War in the 1990s and 2000s—has been the only...

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