View Full Version : Russian Spaceplane Unveiled

2005-Oct-19, 05:26 AM
SUMMARY: Space tourism company Space Adventures revealed the vehicle they hope will open up the market for sub-orbital flights for the average person: the Russian-built Cosmopolis XXI. Designed by the same company that built the Russian Buran space shuttle, the Cosmopolis will be capable of carrying a pilot and two paying passengers (ticket prices will be $98,000 US) on a parabolic flight up to an altitude of 100km - literally the edge of space. Test flights for the C-21 are expected in 2004.

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