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Company Announces Space Mission for Tourists

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Company Announces Space Mission for Tourists

Company Announces Space Mission for Tourists

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The company that brokered the trips of two millionaires into space aboard Russian rockets announces plans for what it's calling the first privately funded space flight. Space Adventures says it will team with the Russian Aviation & Space Agency and a Russian aerospace company to fly two tourists — at $20 million each — to the international space station in 2005. Hear NPR's Margot Adler.