Space Adventures announced today that Gregory Olsen will be their next private space tourism client. He’s expected to launch for the International Space Station on board a Soyuz rocket some time in 2005, maybe before.

Dr. Olsen is the head of Princeton-based Sensors Unlimited and paid an estimated $20 million for the trip.

Olsen is hoping to do some science while on board the station, testing his company’s equipment and performing some experiments on crystal growth; but his main goal is to use the trip to help build enthusiasm for space exploration with young people.

Space Adventures®, Ltd., the world’s leading space experiences company, announced today that American technology entrepreneur Gregory Olsen, Ph.D. will be the next private space explorer client.

The company which organized the space flights for the world’s first…

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