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Chinese Businessman Grabs Ticket for Suborbital Flight

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Fri Oct 21, 2005 7:58 pm
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Space.com: Chinese businessman Jian Fang has set his eyes on reaching suborbital space after paying $100,000 for a brief spaceflight set for 2007, according to a report from China Daily.

Jian reportedly bought a ticket for a 90-minute flight up to an altitude of about 62 miles (100 kilometers) aboard a spacecraft to be operated by Arlington, Virginia-based space tourism firm Space Adventures, the newspaper said.

The announcement comes about five days after the successful landing of China’s Shenzhou 6 astronauts Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng, who flew on the country’s second manned spaceflight.

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