The astronaut is able to go beyond the limits of the ISS. Soon tourists can also join it.
Russia plans to send the first tourists to the ISS and conduct a space walk. Analysts say that many rich people are willing to pay for such a service. The cost of travel can reach about $ 100 million.
Services include access to space and shooting on video. Rocket Energy, which launched Yuri Gagarin into space in 1961, is now updated to a new NEM-2 module capable of transporting tourists. The launch is planned for 2019. It is known that the American company Boeing is already interested in the project, ready to become a partner. With a favorable development in the year can run 5-6 tourists, and the journey will take about 10 days.
Space tourism is a developing sector dominated by Western companies. Among them is Virgin Galactic, which in 2016 presented a commercial project SpaceShipTwo.
In 2009, Russia had already sent Guy Lalibert to the ISS. Billionaire spent at the station 2 weeks.