Photos: Space tourism is no vacation

Photos: Space tourism is no vacation

Summary: photos Private companies are gearing up to take you into orbit. First, though, you have to survive the centrifuge.

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  • Water landing

    Would-be space travelers will be tested for medical and physical ability. The training program prepares them for the entire trip, from launch to landing. Part of the program includes a simulated water landing.

  • Space capsule

    Greg Olsen, flight engineer Valery Tokarev and an unknown cosmonaut trainee squeeze into the tight quarters of a training capsule.

  • ISS module

    One of Space Adventures' ISS modules, submerged in the hydrolab at Zvezdny Gorodok, or "Star City." Star City, where much pre-flight training takes place, was once a highly classified facility, so secretive that its existence was largely unknown to most of the Soviet military. Built in 1960 and protected by thick walls, barbed-wire fences and gun-toting guards, Star City is the training site of every Russian crew to fly into space.

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