August 03, 2020 21:07 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Soldier goes missing in J&K, army suspects abduction by terrorists | Assam’s indigenous Muslims' body to donate Rs 5 lakh for Ram Mandir construction | Assam govt issues fresh guideline for Unlock 3.0, inter-district movement allowed only on Monday, Tuesday | UP Minister Kamal Rani Varun dies due to COVID-19 | India's COVID-19 tally crosses 17 lakh mark with over 54,000 cases in last 24 hrs
Space tourists will get unique chance to celebrate new year 2022 in orbit

Space tourists will get unique chance to celebrate new year 2022 in orbit

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 20 Apr 2020, 07:05 am

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Two space tourists who will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) on board the Russian Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft in late 2021 will have a unique opportunity to celebrate New Year in orbit, officials said on Monday.

In February 2019, Russian State Space Corporation Roscosmos and US-based company Space Adventures signed a contract to organize the flight of two space tourists to the ISS before the end of 2021.

According to the materials obtained by Sputnik, the launch of the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft with two tourists and a Russian cosmonaut as the crew commander is planned for December 2021. The return to Earth is scheduled for January. Thus, space tourists will be able to celebrate New Year in orbit for the first time.

In March, Pavel Vlasov, the head of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre, said that Space Adventures had not provided them with information about the two tourists yet.

Roscosmos and Space Adventures have been cooperating in space tourism since 2001, when the first space tourist, Dennis Tito, went into orbit. Since then, a total of seven people have been in space under the space tourism program.  

Related Images
Kolkata witnesses 'supermoon' 01 Jan 1970, 05:30 am
Related Videos
Covid-19 press briefing by WHO 01 Jan 1970, 05:30 am
Covid-19 press briefing in India 01 Jan 1970, 05:30 am