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TIL that the first space tourist was Dennis Tito, an American engineer and entrepreneur. In mid-2001, he became the first space tourist to fund his own trip into space, when he spent nearly eight days in orbit as a crew member of ISS EP-1, a visiting mission to the International Space Station.

TIL that the first space tourist was Dennis Tito, an American engineer and entrepreneur. In mid-2001, he became the first space tourist to fund his own trip into space, when he spent nearly eight days in orbit as a crew member of ISS EP-1, a visiting mission to the International Space Station.

peenboy50

Let’s see how the history book mentions pan out for ol’ Dennis. Two billionaire space tourists ‘raced to space’ meanwhile Dennis beat them by 20 years. RemindMe! 350 years.


dirgeoftrj

Cause... suck it Branson and Bezos. Engineers for the win! ... 20 years ago.


Chipmunk_Girl

Gotta respect OC😚


rslashplate

Bezos is not my astronaut


Dickgivins

I'm not a fan of either Bezos or Branson, but it's worth pointing out that this guy didn't own the rocket he went to space on, so that is a big difference.


ScumoForPrison

yeah but this guy didn't have the Audacity to thank his Workers and Customers that he abused and ripped off for his Trip too space unlike Besos! edit left out Customers!


DaveOJ12

Tito did actually make it to space, though, and for a whole week, too.