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Space Tourism: two-week tour around the moon for $100 million


Moscow, July 26 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Federal Space Agency and its major space rocket manufacturer, Energia, are working on a new space tourism project, agency spokesman Vyacheslav Davidenko said Tuesday.

They will soon be offering a two-week, $100 million package tour, to include a visit to the International Space Station (ISS) and a tour around the moon.

Two tourists have ventured into outer space thus far: the U.S.-born Italian Denis Tito, 60, set off to the ISS on April 28, 2001, and South Africa's Mark Shuttleworth, 27, went there one year later, on April 25, 2002. The men each paid $20 million for their week-long trips.

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