More Tourists To Visit International Space Station In Years To Come

More tourists are supposed to visit the International Space Station (ISS) in the years to come, said Yuri Koptev, head of the Russian Airspace Agency. Russia has to come to agreement with its US and European partners - participants to the ISS project - on inclusion of space tourists in the crews of expeditions scheduled to fly for the station, Koptev told reporters Tuesday. According to him, the order of choosing non-professional astronauts should be determined in bilateral agreements and intergovernmental accords. Koptev expressed confidence that this will be agreed on before July. Some of those who want to fly to the ISS as tourists have already turned to the Russian Airspace Agency, said Koptev.

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