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WASHINGTON (AP) -- You don't have to be an astronaut anymore to experience walking in space. All you need is $35 million and the willingness to risk your life.
A private Virginia firm that already has sent three super-rich men to the international space station for $20 million each announced Friday it would offer an even rarer adventure: A stroll outside the space station for an extra $15 million.
The trip would involve a launch in a Soyuz capsule, an eight-day stay aboard the international space station and a 90-minute spacewalk in a Russian spacesuit. An extra month would be added to the six-month cosmonaut training.
The plan still needs the approval of the other 15 partners in the international space station -- including NASA -- but Anderson said Russian space officials are confident they can get the OK.