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Re: Gregory Olsen to become another space tourist



Someone should convince Mr. Olsen to get a ham license.  I wouldn't  
mind working him from the ISS :)

-Freeman, N5FPP


On Jul 11, 2005, at 7:47 PM, ARTHUR Z. ROWE wrote:

> SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C#31468
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>  U.S. millionaire Gregory Olsen to become another space tourist
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> 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_o 
> cct=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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-Freeman

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