Russian space agency Roscosmos has said it will decide early next year if classical singer Sarah Brightman gets to travel to the ISS as a space tourist. Brightman announced in October that she was planning to take a jaunt on a Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station with cosmic travel agent Space Adventures. The trip, …
Looks like she'll lose her heart to a starship trooper after all!
Mines is the coat with the old '70s hits in it....
The question is...
..will She Lose Her Love To a Starship Trooper?
Kids ask your dad.
The previous tourists flew when the Shuttle meant it was possible to keep the ISS fully staffed despite an occasional tourist.
Now it will mean two crews of five to leave room for her. Unless a manned Dragon is in service by then.
Obviously it would be better if the person going up had specific skills to make them a contributor to the actual programme; perhaps even better if they had a specific project that was going to enhance the flight.
But I suppose that the publicity she would generate for the project would be worth more than the money that she is paying, so from the point of view of maintaining interest, it's a good thing.
I still think that it's a shame that the average person doesn't get excited by the thought that we have people working permanently in space; and that they would rather watch TOWIE than something that is advancing human knowledge
The trip will cost around $35m
I note with interest that home taping is still killing music quite a bit.
Music lovers ask ...
... is it a round trip or just one way ?
In space nobody can hear you...
scream sing - thank fsck!
I do hope…
…that HAL is running mission control on this one.