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Friday, July 20, 2007

Putting my space travel plans on hold, for now

The sliding US dollar means that travel plans for about a dozen would be International Space Station tourists may have to change. The trip cost $25 million earlier this year but has jumped to $30 million due to exchange rates vs. the Russian ruble, if that's not bad enough space travelers will likely have to pony up $40 million in 2008/2009. After that you might just be out of luck for a few years as NASA plans to retire the Space Shuttle fleet in 2010 and the 3 person Russian Soyuz vehicles will be in greater demand for space station missions, seats will be scarce! Somebody call Sir Richard!

CBC news article.