The president of Russia’s Energia Corp. says the company is in discussions to provide the first lunar tourist trip on one of its Soyuz spaceships.
“We are holding initial negotiations on the commercial flight around the Moon,” Energia President Vitaly Lopota said in an Aug. 15 interview, according to an Interfax-AVN report in Ukraine’s Kyiv Post. “The crew makeup, partners and project budget are on the agenda.”
The Virginia-based space tourism firm Space Adventures announced in January that it had sold one of two tickets for the Soyuz flight to the Moon for $150 million. The company did not say who had purchased the ticket.