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Space tourist arrives at ISS.. / October 5, 2009 /

Space tourist arrives at ISS. / October 5, 2009 /

Maxim Sura, Jeffrey Williams and Guy Laliberté opened the hatches between the station and the «Souz», RIA Novosti reported. The docking of the spacecraft was several hours earlier in an automatic mode.

Guy Laliberté was the seventh space tourist. According to unofficial sources, for his flight, he paid about $ 35 million. Before you send into space a Canadian, said that luck to the International Space Station its sense of humor. For example, he promised to tickle his colleagues on the night.

His mission Laliberté called the first humanitarian and devoted to the problems of drinking water on Earth. During his stay at the station, the legendary founder of Cirque du Soleil srezhissiruet show, which will take place simultaneously in many cities of the world, including Moscow.

The Canadian went into space, taking place, which was originally booked under the Kazakh cosmonaut. Because of financial difficulties, the flight of the representative of Kazakhstan had to cancel. Until recently, the company Space Adventures and the Future held Roskosmos space tourist secret.

The fact that the space will go the founder of the legendary circus, became known at a special press conference. However, information about the identity of the seventh tourist leaked to the internet for a few days before the announced deadline.

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