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‘Anybody can Go to ISS, even buy module they return to Earth in’ | India News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Glavkosmos, a subsidiary of Russian space agency Roscosmos that trained the four Indian astronaut-elects part of the Gaganyaan programme, has unveiled its commercial space tourism programme to the International Space Station (ISS).
Potential customers will be launched from one of the Russian spaceports while the basic training course for space tourists will happen at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC). Tourists, just like cosmonauts, will need to pass a full-scale individually developed training course. The company did not elaborate on the costs stating that will be discussed privately with each customer.
TOI caught up with Dmitry Loskutov, Director General, Glavkosmos, on what the programme entails.
Excerpts:
When did Glavkosmos decide it will open up for space tourism?
In 2020, we were assigned with the space tourism programme since the US have their own crewed spacecraft now to fly to the ISS.
Can Indians also fly to the ISS?
Customers are welcome from any part…

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