Fwd: [FPSPACE] Russia to sign third space tourist?

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Subject: Re: [FPSPACE] Russia to sign third space tourist?
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In a message dated 1/19/2002 4:45:28 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
robert@collectspace.com writes:


> The difference between Akiyama/Sharman and Tito/Shuttleworth is who paid:
> the earlier was financed by his company/her country while the latter 
> outlaid
> their own money. Akiyama could be considered a payload specialist -- he was
> sent to Mir as a reporter. Sharman won a contest which was funded (in part)
> by the British government.
> 
> 

Hi Rob,
Yes, I realize who paid in all these cases.  But, isn't that like saying, 
because I went to the Soviet Union and Russwia/Kazakhstan at the expense of 
my Government, versus paying for the trips myself, that I was not a guest or 
tourist?  Hmmm?

"N-1 Ed"

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<HTML><FONT FACE=arial,helvetica><FONT  SIZE=2 FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0">In a message dated 1/19/2002 4:45:28 AM Eastern Standard Time, robert@collectspace.com writes:<BR>
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<BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=CITE style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">The difference between Akiyama/Sharman and Tito/Shuttleworth is who paid:<BR>
the earlier was financed by his company/her country while the latter outlaid<BR>
their own money. Akiyama could be considered a payload specialist -- he was<BR>
sent to Mir as a reporter. Sharman won a contest which was funded (in part)<BR>
by the British government.<BR>
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</BLOCKQUOTE><BR>
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Hi Rob,<BR>
Yes, I realize who paid in all these cases.&nbsp; But, isn't that like saying, because I went to the Soviet Union and Russwia/Kazakhstan at the expense of my Government, versus paying for the trips myself, that I was not a guest or tourist?&nbsp; Hmmm?<BR>
<BR>
"N-1 Ed"</FONT></HTML>

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