Firm signs up another civilian for space flight


NEW YORK -- Space Adventures, a company that enables space tourism, said that Gregory Olsen, CEO of Princeton, N.J.-based Sensors Unlimited has signed up to go where only two other civilians have gone before: outer space.

Space Adventures said Olsen has begun training for his space flight at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, in preparation for his April 2005 ascent into the wild, blue yonder.

The other two civilians to journey into space were Dennis Tito in 2001 and Mark Shuttleworth in 2002.

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