First Space Hiker Dennis Tito To Start Off To Iss On April 28

The flight of the first-ever space tourist, Dennis Tito, to the International Space Station will begin on April 28. As RIA Novosti knows from the Russian Aerospace Agency, this question has been coordinated on Monday with all countries involved in the ISS project. "A telephone conversation was held between the heads of space agencies of the countries building the International Space Station. They have reached verbal agreement on such a flight", said the Russian Aerospace Agency. Simultaneously, the Russian agency said that agreement on the space tourist flight was reached after Russia assured that Tito "is fully prepared". Dennis Tito will go to the ISS in a Russian Soyuz TM-32 spaceship, which will start off from the Russian Baikonur cosmodrome. Under pressure from "other countries, above all the United States" Dennis Tito has had to sign two documents, said the Russian Aerospace Agency. First, that he will have no claims to anybody if the flight fails or even if his death is entailed. Second, he shoulders material expenses to make up for the detriment in case he has done such to the station. The Russian side believes that such undersigned papers will remain as "simply historical papers" and the 8-day flight by the first-ever space tourist will pass with success, said the Russian Aerospace Agency.

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