Recycled Soviet military spacecraft may fly humans in 2014
A startup space-tourism company based on the Isle of Man may begin using spacecraft originally built for the Soviet military to start flying humans to space in 2014, in the hope it will pave the way for commercial space stations. Excalibur Almaz says its acquisition of two old Almaz military space stations and four Reusable Re-entry Vehicles (RRVs) position it to be the first company to offer tourist flights to orbit. Unveiling the Soviet-era hardware at its Jurby airfield, Isle of Man, ...
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