[FPSPACE] Russian oil billionaire Roman Abramovich may buy moon tourist mission
joberg at houston.rr.com
Sat Apr 21 00:39:41 EDT 2007
What do we know about this guy? Unlike the last space-minded
Russian multi-millionaire, does he even fit into a Soyuz? <grin>
Roman Abramovich plans #150m holiday on the moon
London, April 20 : Russian oil billionaire Roman Abramovich has a very unusual plan of going for a weeklong holiday on the Moon.
The owner of private investment company Millhouse Capital, may have to spend a staggering amount of 150 million pounds for travelling 500,000 miles high on the Soyuz spacecraft, designed by Sergey Korolyov for the Soviet Union's space program.
Retired Russian cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov has, however, expressed surety that Abramovich will not change his plans for fear of shelling out huge money.
"I talked to him about it. He wants it very much. I'm sure he'll go," the Sun quoted him as saying.
Abramovich, who is famous outside Russia as the owner of English Premiership football club 'Chelsea', has a fortune worth 11 billion pounds.
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