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Picture of the Week: So You’s Comfortable In There? October 14, 2008

Posted by Nick Azer in Int'l Space Station, Orion (craft), Picture of the Week, Russia, Soyuz, space tourism.
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That is the interior of the Russian Soyuz craft, that is currently in the news for carrying the 6th space tourist, video game developer (and son of an astronaut) Richard Garriott, to the International Space Station for a few weeks (a trip that has it’s own web site).

The Soyuz, once the space shuttle is retired in 2010, will actually be the vehicle American astronauts will have to hitch a ride on (or, as appears to be the case now, the craft NASA will be buying from he Russians for our use) to get to the ISS and into space in general until the development of the Orion craft is completed.

For more on space tourism, check out Space.com’s whole section on it.

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