View Full Version : First Female Space Tourist Will Participate in Several Experiments

2006-Sep-12, 02:29 PM
The International Space Station is going to be a busy place. Right after Atlantis undocks, the next Soyuz mission, carrying the crew of Expedition 14, as well as a space tourist will launch on September 18. Iranian-American entrepreneur Anousheh Ansari will live on board the station for a week, partly as a tourist, and partly as a test subject for several research experiments. Four experiments are planned for Ansari, including two that test her blood, one to seek the cause of astronaut low-back pain, and a search for bacteria around the station.

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/09/12/first-female-space-tourist-will-participate-in-several-experiments/)

2006-Sep-13, 07:35 PM
You should read the story written by Greg Olsen on what's like to be out there being a space tourist. He went last year and here is his story:

"Chronicles Of A Citizen In Space" (http://www.orato.com/node/789)