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Space Tickets to Go on Sale

Space Adventures, a U.S. company that arranges space tourism, has agreed with Russian space officials to expand flight opportunities starting in 2013, after a 2009 voyage by Cirque du Soleil’s founder sparked demand.

Three seats for flights to the international space station will become available after Russia adds a fifth Soyuz spacecraft to the current four per year, the company said in a statement. Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte, the seventh space tourist to fly to the station aboard a Soyuz, paid $35 million to spend nine days on the station in 2009.

(Bloomberg)

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