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January 24, 2015
Singer Sarah Brightman in training for space tourist role
Moscow (AFP) Jan 23, 2015
British singer Sarah Brightman has started a gruelling 72-hour survival course in a snowy Russian forest to train for her upcoming role as a space tourist, Russia's cosmonaut training centre said Friday. The soprano known for her starring roles in West End musicals composed by ex-husband Andrew Lloyd Webber, is due to spend 10 days in space in September after paying $52 million to become the eighth space tourist in a flight arranged by US firm Space Adventures. This month she began training at t ... read more

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Singer Sarah Brightman delays space tourist training
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Experts explore the medical safety needs of civilian space travel
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The 'human' side of robots at electronics show
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Drones, flashy TVs among stars in Las Vegas tech show
Drones, wearable computing and enormous, immersive TVs were in the spotlight at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show which wrapped up Friday in Las Vegas. ... more
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Sporty tech gadgets put data in users' hands
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GAO denies Sierra Nevada protest, OKs NASA crew contracts
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NASA Statement on GAO Decision to Deny Commercial Crew Contract Protest
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Germany Wraps Up a Successful Year in Spaceflight
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The NACA's Space Legacy
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