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Russia to send tourists to space again in 2018

The sun rises over the horizon seen from the International Space Station.
The sun rises over the horizon seen from the International Space Station. Image by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / CC BY 2.0

Russia has announced that it will resume space tourism in 2018. Since 2001 seven tourists have visited the International Space Station, but the programme was stopped in 2009 and only professional astronauts have been sent into space since. The only exception before 2018 will be British soprano Sarah Brightman who is due to travel to space on the first of September. Read more: mashable.com