i have heard that they sent the ubuntu tycoon to the space, and then some other guys...
and also a brazilian!
Brazil's government has payed 20 million dollars to Russia, so we could send a brazilian to space... for the so called "Programa Espacial Brasileiro"
he was more a space tourist than an astronaut
but we did it!
as some brazilian soccer team supporters in argentina painted in a banner:
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Russia may have space tourism competition - FINALLY...
Looks like The European Space Agency (ESA) is contracting with the Starchaser team (X-Prize competitor) to perform a study:
The study, part of ESA's Survey of European Privately-Funded Vehicles for Commercial Human Space Flight, will verify the feasibility of Thunderstar-Starchaser and its ability to meet space tourists' expectations.