Russian Space Agency confirmed that UK singer Brightman to fly to ISS as tourist after 2013
British singer Sarah Brightman will be the next space tourist and she will travel to the International Space Station after 2013.
Brightman said at a news conference in Moscow on Wednesday that she wants to participate in a space flight and recently received a confirmation from the Russian space agency Roscosmos that she had passed medical and physical fitness tests and was cleared to start training.
She said she would start a six-month training course after her world tour ends in 2013.
The date of the flight is being negotiated with Roscosmos and other partners in the ISS project, Brightman said.
She will pay millions of dollars for a ten-day flight to the International Space Station.
"A large sum will be paid, measured in the tens of millions of dollars," Alexei Krasnov, the Roscosmos federal space agency's human flight programs chief, said at a news conference in Moscow on Wednesday.
"The tentative price can be checked on the Internet," he said.
The price of the flight is confidential information, Space Adventures head Eric Anderson said in answer to a question from Interfax.