Boeing's 'space taxi' includes seat for a tourist

September 18, 2014 1:13 AM

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Boeing's 'space taxi' includes seat for a tourist

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - Boeing Co's (BA.N) proposal to develop a so-called space taxi for NASA astronauts includes a seat for paying tourists to fly to the International Space Station, the company's program manager said on Wednesday, a first for a U.S. space program.

The $4.2 billion, five-year contract allows Boeing to sell rides to tourists, Boeing Commercial Crew Program Manager John Mulholland told Reuters, adding that the price would be competitive with what the Russian space agency now charges to fly tourists to the orbital outpost.

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