Fly me too the moon...

Well, not the moon, but i'll settle for the IIS. An auction on ebay is offering trips to the ISS via the russian space agency. Might be worth doing that over time after all...

"One may now qualify to fly to the International Space Station without being a career Astronaut or Cosmonaut. A company by the name of Space Adventures has worked since August 1999 with the Russian Space Agency, RSC Energia, and the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center to develop private flights to the International Space Station (ISS). In April 2001 and 2002, Space Adventures assisted with, and facilitated the flight of the world's first space tourists, Dennis Tito and Mark Shuttleworth.

If you have the determination, the resources, and can meet the requirements. You to may join this elite group of space explorers and visit the orbiting Space Station. The final medical examinations and qualification procedures will be physically and mentally demanding, but if you pass. The sky will no longer be the limit, and Space will be your destination.

With the advent of Space tourism, individuals wishing to embark on a Soyuz Space flight to the International Space Station. One needs to be Flight Certified by the Russian Space Agency. As your first step, one will be required to attend the Orbital Flight Qualification program, to qualify one self to participate in a Space Flight Experience.

Through the unique relationship Space Adventures has with the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (Star City), and the State Research Center of the Russian Federation Institute of Biomedical Problems (IMBP), Space Adventures can provide you with the exciting and challenging activities that will prepare one for travel into Space."

Interested? Well get out yor check books - big stylee...!

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