Thursday, April 28, 2011

First Space Tourist - 10 year anniversary

On  the 28th April 2001, American,  Dennis Anthony Tito became the first Space Tourist, his destination the International Space Station.

Mr Tito, who is a millionaire and aerospace engineer  was  70 years old when he joined the  Soyuz TM-32, Russian Space Agency, crew.

During the mission which lasted 7 days and 22 hours the spaceship orbitted the earth 128 times.

Since then there have been six more "personal space explorers"

Image Credit :
This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons

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