SPACE: Tito Officially Approved

From: John Marlow (
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 23:03:05 MDT

April 24, 2001
Web posted at: 3:08 PM EDT (1908 GMT)
(CNN) -- The group of countries building the international space
station has given the official go-ahead for a visit by millionaire
tourist Dennis Tito, NASA said Tuesday.
Tito, a former NASA rocket scientist who made a fortune in
investments, has paid Russia $20 million to ride aboard a Soyuz craft
to space station Alpha. He is scheduled to spend six days aboard the
Tito and his fellow crew members, Russian cosmonauts Talgat Musabayev
and Yuri Baturin, are due to blast off Saturday from Kazakhstan's
Baikonur cosmodrome...
John Marlow

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