NASA against space tourism...Russians go on strike

From: Michael Lorrey (
Date: Tue Mar 20 2001 - 11:22:58 MST

As space tourist Tito was being given a spin-mode trick by NASA, the
four Russian cosmonauts scheduled to begin training at the same time
refused to start training until Tito is included. NASA thought it could
get away with issuing Tito a different itinerary filled with paperwork,
legal briefings, with vague promises of future training. The cosmonauts
spotted this and walked out on NASA.

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