|a great day for space travel, assuming the damn thing doesn't blow up
||[Apr. 20th, 2001|03:42 pm]
OR: I can almost smell the Martian soil.
"On Thursday, NASA conceded it could not dictate Russia's budget, and former astronaut Bill MacArthur brought legal documents to Tito, who is now in Moscow training with his fellow cosmonauts. Essentially, the deal pledged that Tito or his survivors would not sue NASA if anything goes wrong. "It also requires that he pay for anything he breaks," says a source close to the millionaire. The founder of the Wilshire Fund quickly scribbled his name. Now with his ticket to ride, Tito is assured of a seat atop a flaming cylinder of explosives as it rockets him into space history."