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R.A.F.
2005-Aug-01, 08:26 PM
Just caught the last couple of minutes of a Fox news interview with Dennis Tito.

Mr. Tito was giving his opinions on the space worthyness of the Shuttle "as if" he were some kind of authority on space travel. He said that if asked tomorrow he wouldn't fly on the Shuttle even if he was paid 20 million dollars.

Does anyone else have a problem with this "tourist" being given a national forum to speak on this subject?

I do...:roll:

Archer17
2005-Aug-01, 08:50 PM
It's the way much of the media is nowadays R.A.F. Outside of watching something "live," I generally avoid cable/network news outlets like the plague.

Manchurian Taikonaut
2005-Aug-01, 09:20 PM
Space tourist Tito is clearly no expert and NASA-bashers like Jeff Bell will use whatever they can find while others will use political ammunition

However Shuttle isn't the best method for Space it does have some serious problems, the cost, safety questions and the whole bureaucracy that surroounds NASA shuttle are just a small example of some of its many problems.

Launch window
2005-Aug-04, 05:04 PM
Greg Olsen is going to get his trip to space after all. Space Adventures announced this week that Olsen will be joining the crew of the Soyuz TMA-7 spacecraft, currently scheduled for launch in October 2005. Olsen will be joining the 12th Expedition Crew which will also include NASA astronaut William McArthur and cosmonaut Valery Tokarev.

PatKelley
2005-Aug-04, 05:47 PM
Summary:
"We've got the Shuttle in orbit again... let's hear from some former space cargo."

Manchurian Taikonaut
2005-Sep-29, 05:35 PM
Space tourism - ISS Crew To Launch
http://www.spacedaily.com/news/iss-05zzzzh.html
With them will be American Greg Olsen, the third private citizen in space, flying under a contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency.