Space Adventures told about plans for a tourist flyby of the Moon
Space Adventures spokesman Kostenko spoke about plans to fly around the Moon aboard the Soyuz spacecraft
Space Adventures continues to consider the possibility of providing services to fly around the moon on the Soyuz spacecraft, Sergei Kostenko, head of the Russian office of the space tourism operator Space Adventures, told reporters.
“Maybe we will come to the project of flying around the Moon while we are thinking about it. We want to enter the market already being fully prepared. It has been this idea for a long time. It’s a difficult project in fact. It is much more complicated than it might seem,” Kostenko said after the lecture. “Space Lessons with Fyodor Yurchikhin” at VDNKh.
According to him, revision of the Soyuz spacecraft, an upper stage to send it to the Moon, as well as two rocket launches – one with the Soyuz and the other with the upper stage, will be required. “Soyuz itself does not have the resource to fly to the Moon,” Kostenko said.
Source: bbc website