Space Adventures Receives Space Tourism Pioneering Award

Press Release From: Space Adventures
Posted: Friday, April 26, 2002

With the flight of the second privately-funded space traveler Mark Shuttleworth to the International Space Station (ISS), we are celebrating yet another milestone in space tourism. Space Adventures, Ltd., the only company to have taken private individuals to the ISS, is proud to be the recipient of the Space Tourism Society (STS) ORBIT Award for our role in advancing and promoting the space tourism industry.

The award will be presented at the first annual STS Pioneer Awards Saturday, April 27, 7:30 p.m., at the Santa Monica Community College Concert Theater. The event is dedicated to honoring heroes of the space tourism movement, and marks the one-year anniversary of our client Dennis Tito's historic trip to space. In addition, the day of the event also coincides with the arrival of our second orbital client Mark Shuttleworth at the ISS.

"The 2002 Space Tourism Pioneer Awards begins a tradition of honoring these trailblazers for outstanding achievement in an exciting new industry," said event Chairman Tony Materna. "Space tourism efficiently stimulates popular interest in private space enterprise and generates revenue for future commercial space development."

"We are honored to receive this award and look forward to making the dream of space flight a reality for more people," said Eric Anderson, President and CEO of Space Adventures.

A highlight of the evening will be the public premiere of Dennis Tito's personal video documenting his experience on board the space station.

Space Adventures representatives will be available for media interviews at the event.

About Space Adventures, Ltd.

Space Adventures, Ltd., the world's leading space tourism company, offers a wide range of space experiences, from zero-gravity and high-altitude supersonic flights, cosmonaut training and space flight qualification programs on Earth, to actual flights into space. With offices in Arlington, Va. and Moscow, Russia, Space Adventures is developing a U.S.-based spaceport from which passenger sub-orbital space flights will begin operations before 2005. For more information about Space Adventures, please visit or call 1-888-85-SPACE.

Tereza Predescu
Phone: +1 (703) 524-7172

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