May 7, 2001
The Russian space program is really in a financial pinch these days, and it's selling rides. Dennis Tito, who called himself just an "ordinary guy," went up with two Russian cosmonauts in the Soyuz to the International Space Station on April 28. The price of his ticket –a mere 20 million dollars.
What a great idea! Here's a better one: Please, NASA and Soyuz, blast all the millionaires and billionaires into outer space. And leave them there!