September 14, 2008

Hey everyone!  From all the staff to all the readers of our blog and the watchers of our live news programming broadcasted live over the internet directly to your desktop, we want to thank you for all your support and participatiion.  We have relocated our blog to iNPLACENEWS.COM.  There you will find all our blogs, including the old posts, your comments you made, the place to download our free desktop player and all of the current news from around the world.  Stay up-to-date on all the current events by watching our broadcasts, reading our blogs, and watching videos-on-demand.  Again, go to iNPLACENEWS.COM for all the newest blogs and the older posts you love to go back to read.  Thank you again for your time, support, and participation.


Google Co-Founder Buys Ticket For Space Flight

June 11, 2008

Google co-founder Sergey Brin paid $5 million to become a passenger on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, a space craft scheduled to make a future orbital space flight.

In a statement, Brin credits Space Adventures with helping “open the space frontier to private citizens”, which will also host the first private space flight to the international space station in 2011, Space Adventures spokeswoman Stacey Tearne said. The mission is part of a deal with the Russian Federal Space Agency (FSA).

Space Adventures launched the world’s first privately funded mission in 2001.
Its sixth mission set for October will include its sixth customer, Richard Garriot, son of NASA astronaut Owen Garriot, who paid $35 million for his seat.