Soyuz Launches with Space Tourist

Article written: 26 Apr , 2002
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Space tourist Mark Shuttleworth is finally on his way to visit the International Space Station. Shuttleworth and his companions, Yuri Gidzenko and Roberto Vittori, lifted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 0626 GMT (2:26 am EDT) on board a Russian Soyuz rocket. The Soyuz will dock with the International Space Station on Saturday. This team will visit the station for a week, and then return to Earth in the replacement Soyuz currently docked.


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