wealthy retired engineer Dennis TitoHe was 60 years old when he made history in 2001 as the first private citizen to go into space aboard the Russian rocket Soyuz TM-32. Tito was once a place where only professional astronauts and military or government-sponsored personnel could go. on the International Space Station (ISS) full eight days had passed.
After 21 years 82 year old retired engineer, this time To Elon Musk’s Starship enrolled in the program to ride. Tito, who will not be alone during this journey, will be accompanied by 10 other people, including his wife Akiko.
Tito, SpaceX with August 2021He said his contract, which he announced he signed on Wednesday and was given details on Wednesday, includes a flight option within five years. Until the preparations are complete aged 87 upcoming Tito said in an interview this week, ” SpaceX “We have to stay healthy for as long as it takes to complete the car,” he said. “If it wasn’t for this task, I could be sitting in a rocking chair without getting a good workout,” he added.
Tito He does not say how much he paid for this trip, but the Russian station flight 20 million dollars property is known.