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Gregory Olsen to become another space tourist



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C#31468

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  U.S. millionaire Gregory Olsen to become another space tourist


14:31 2005-07-06
*Space tourism has become a popular hobby of rich Americans. We won't 
have to wait long to see a queue of those eager to conquer the other 
worlds.

Russia's space agency 
<http://www.google.com/search?num=50&hl=en&lr=&as_qdr=all&q=Russia%27s+space+agency+pravda> 
has signed a space tourist contract with U.S. millionaire Gregory Olsen, 
a spokesman said Wednesday, reports the AP.

Olsen could fly to the international space station as early as October, 
said Vyacheslav Davidenko, a spokesman for the Russian agency.

American millionaire Gregory Olsen, started theoretical studies 
<http://newsfromrussia.com/science/2004/04/14/53405.html> in Zvezdny 
Gorodok (Stella Town) in the Moscow Region last April.

Gregory Olsen grew rich, working in the optic sphere. Earlier it was 
reported, that Olsen was to pay about $20 million for his space flight 
in the company with two professional cosmonauts, which had been 
scheduled for April 2005.

Mr. Olsen himself prefers to be regarded as a private researcher, not a 
space tourist. Dr. Olsen will become a private space scientist and will 
make his own experiments in orbit.

The Sensor Unlimited Inc. company, headed by Gregory Olsen, develops and 
produces high-sensitive film and photo cameras and actively cooperates 
with the US National Aeronautics & Space Agency (NASA). Apart from 
testing a new model of the company's apparatus, Mr. Olsen plans to make 
experiments in growing crystals on board the ISS.

The first space tourist, American Dennis Tito 
<http://www.google.com/search?as_q=Dennis+Tito&num=50&hl=en&btnG=Google+Search&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&lr=&as_ft=i&as_filetype=&as_qdr=all&as_occt=any&as_dt=i&as_sitesearch=english.pravda.ru&safe=images>, 
was on board the ISS in 2001. The second one, Marc Shuttleworth, visited 
the station in 2002.
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