Washington – Japanese entrepreneur Daisuke Enomoto, 34, is undergoing training to become the fourth space tourist after passing medical tests required by the Russian space agency, the private firm arranging the trip announced Monday.
Space Adventures said that Enomoto was likely to fly in September to the International Space Station (ISS) on board a Soyuz TMA-9 rocket. He has already signed a contract to make the trip for an undisclosed price, presumed to be millions of dollars.
Enomoto was already named in November as the next prospective space tourist, after American Dennis Tito in 2001, South African Mark Shuttleworth in 2002 and last year Gregory Olsen, another American
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