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    The federal space agency said Monday it had signed a preliminary contract with a space tourist from the United States to fly to the world's sole civilian orbital station in the spring of 2007.

    MOSCOW, April 3 (RIA Novosti) - The federal space agency said Monday it had signed a preliminary contract with a space tourist from the United States to fly to the world's sole civilian orbital station in the spring of 2007.

    Microsoft founder Charles Simonyi will become the fourth U.S. space tourist to fly to the International Space Station.

    Roscosmos said earlier it had signed a contract with Japanese citizen Daisuke Enomoto, who would fly to the ISS with the next crew in the fall of 2006.

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