Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Energia not to produce Soyuz spaceship for space tourists.

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The Energia aerospace corporation will not produce another piloted spaceship Soyuz-TMA for space tourists, the chief of the Federal Space Agency (Roskosmos) Vladimir Popovkin told reporters the 49th Paris Air Show here on Tuesday.

“New space tourists cannot be put into space onboard the Soyuz spaceship in the near future. The Energia aerospace corporation has a very intensive schedule of piloted flights. We do not see any opportunity to produce more spaceships,” Popovkin said.


ITAR-TASS : Energia not to produce Soyuz spaceship for space tourists.