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Space: Shuttle Discovery / Spacewalk / Tourism / Anderson Interview #836480

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Jul 08, 2006
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(Studio: Carol Lin) A spacewalk by the space shuttle Discovery astronauts at the International Space Station shown.

(Atlanta: Tony Harris) Flights to sub-orbital space as an option for tourists featured; diagrams shown; scenes shown of the world’s first space tourist, Dennis Tito†, on board the International Space Station in 2001; details given of private companies that will offer commercial space flights, including entrepreneur Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, as well as Rocketplane, Ltd. and Space Adventures, which sent Tito to space. [TITO - says it was paradise.] [BRANSON - comments on the excitement of his new business.] [WOMAN, KID – comment.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Live interview held with Space Adventures CEO Eric Anderson† about space tourism; photos shown of the Space Adventures sub-orbital spacecraft. [From New York, ANDERSON – describes the spacecraft; says they have sold 200 flights; comments on space flight, his program and the cost.]

Reporter(s):
Lin, Carol;
Harris, Tony
Duration:
00:06:40

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