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Rocket Carrying US \'Space Tourist\' Docks With ISS

Published by Rob on Tue Oct 4, 2005 9:28 am
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The Russian Soyuz rocket carrying American millionaire “space tourist” Greg Olsen together with a Russian cosmonaut and an American astronaut docked with the International Space Station (ISS) Monday, Russia’s Space Flight Control Centre said.

The Soyuz TMA-7 capsule docked with the ISS after taking off from the Baikonur space centre on Saturday.

Olsen, 60, had paid 20 million dollars (17 million euros) to become the third private citizen in space, following in the footsteps of American Dennis Tito in 2001 and South African Mark Shuttleworth in 2002.

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