Between the state corporation "Roscosmos" and the American company Space Adventures signed an agreement providing for the flight of two tourists to the International Space Station. This should be realized before the end of 2021.
In "Roskosmos" said that the construction of a manned spacecraft and launch vehicle for the project has already begun. The important point is that the creation of all necessary for space travel technology will be at the expense of the tourists themselves.
In general, the cooperation of the Russian Federation and Space Adventures has many years, and during this time they jointly sent seven tourists into space, and one of them was lucky enough to watch the home planet in the ISS porthole twice. The first space tourist in history was an American businessman and millionaire Dennis Tito back in 2001, having forked over $ 20 million. During his fascinating adventure, he circled the Earth 128 times and was, by his own admissions, more than satisfied.
In 2015, the famous British singer Sarah Brightman was to go into space as a tourist. The actress was full of enthusiasm, happily embarking on preparing for the flight. Unfortunately, due to family circumstances, she had to stop training, and at the same time abandon the desired flight. Thus, 10 years have passed since that moment when an ordinary man, having nothing to do with cosmonautics, found himself in orbit.