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    Russia May Resume Practice of Sending Space Tourists After 2018

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    Russia will not drop plans of sending crew space tourists but not until 2018, the head of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia will not drop plans of sending tourists into the space as part of a crew but not until 2018, the head of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center said.

    ”We have all the crews staffed until 2018, training has started. So there is no need to send tourists into space,” Yuri Lonchakov told journalists.

    He also noted that there were no Russians among the candidates for tourist flights to the International Space Station (ISS).

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    tourism, space, International Space Station (ISS), Yury Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia
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