Washington, July 24 (DPA) Bored with just the flight to the International Space Station (ISS)? Soon, wealthy space tourists can take advantage of a new thrill, a space walk while orbiting 400 kilometres above the Earth, offered by the Russian Federal Space Agency (RFSA) and its booking agent, 'Space Adventures'. The price has been set at $35 million, according to the website of 'Space Adventures', a company outside Washington D.C. that arranges the trips.
The travel brochure on the 'Space Adventures' website describes the basic journey like this: 'Orbital (Price: $20,000,000). Spend one week at the International Space Station orbiting the Earth. Includes six months of intense training, roundtrip transportation to the ISS, and a week's lodging in space.'
That's the basic 10-day trip that Daisuke Enomoto, the Japanese businessman, has purchased for a September flight on a Russian Soyuz craft to the space station. He'll be the fourth paying customer to ride into space with the Russians.
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