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a great day for space travel, assuming the damn thing doesn't blow up [Apr. 20th, 2001|03:42 pm]
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OR: I can almost smell the Martian soil.

From Time:


"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."
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[User Picture]From: nekomouser
2001-04-20 02:11 pm (UTC)
Sounds to me like NASA has already taken care of the tourist problem...if you know what I mean...
"...atop a flaming cylinder of explosives as it rockets him into space..."
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2001-04-20 02:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm almost seriously concerned that they're going to kill him and call it an accident.
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[User Picture]From: nekomouser
2001-04-20 10:34 pm (UTC)

It's true!!! I saw it on FOX!

Not like they would ever do that or have any practice in it!
*cough cough, Gus Grissom, cough, cough*
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