Nearly ten years ago, Mirko Tuš announced that he will rent two seats on the spacecraft that drives the universe. Not only that, Tuš reserved one place for himself, one for the winner of the prize game of the former Slovenian mobile operator Tušmobil. However, she decided not to fly into space because she did not want to fly. The airplane, who has to pick it up and Mirko Tusa in space, is still not ready.
On November 18, 2008, Mirko Tuš, which was then owned 550 million euros with the richest of the richest Slovenian, British billionaires and wholesalers Richard Branson made a special arrangement. He booked two tickets to fly to space and back with the so-called suborbital aircrafts VSS Enterprise, developed by Branson Virgo Galactic.
Mirko Tuš, who was – as we discovered on Siol.net – Yesterday, NPU criminals investigators reported that they bought a single ticket for VSS Enterprise, and the other that promoted it Tusmobil, then the third largest Slovenian mobile operator, who was part of his business empire.
On March 9, 2009 Tušmobil organized a prize Become a Space Traveler or showmobiluniverse, whose main victory was the Mirko Tusa seat on the plane, which would rise more than 100 kilometers above the surface of our planet.
Users of the service of all Slovenian mobile operators could participate in the Tušmobil prize game. Each month, Tusmobil discovered ten winners, who were placed in the final. It was October 25, 2010, and the final winner was became Violeta J. from the surroundings of Celja.
The winner of the competition has decided to be less exciting, but, according to what we know today, it is more favorable than the offered options: instead of a trip to the space, he chose a cash prize half of the ticket value. Tusmobil's flight budget was 136 thousand euros, which means that the winner received a profit of 68 thousand euros.
Nobody in the universe was Mirko Tuš, but he was not guilty
As the day after the last draw, finance reported that, in fact, Tus has not yet signed a contract with any tour operator with suborbital airplanes. Virgin Galactica, the aforementioned Virgin Galactic, was closest to the one who, according to Richard Branson, was less than a year old from the baptism of space flight into the universe.
In 2011 the news of the adventurous spirit of Mirko Tus was replaced news on criminal investigations and the project "Become a Space Traveler" slowly drowned in oblivion.
Mirko Tuš did not become a suborbital spaceship, but at least he could be comforted by the fact that all the other rich people who were hoping to observe local planets with a height of over 100 kilometers had such a disappointment.
So far, no company developing technology to deal with this activity has begun to launch flights to the universe.
In the near future, Virgin Galactic will probably break into this area, or even in the near future Blue origin, the richest man in the world Jeff Bezos.
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So far this is in the universe, more precisely International Space Station (ISS)seven people flew, one of them twice. The trip was expensive to pay. The first "spaceship tourist", the American rich man Dennis Tito, spent around 26 million euros for eight days on the Earth's orbit in 1999.
Last Space Tourist, Canadian Guy Laliberté, sailed to space in 2009. The Russian Space Program – all the passengers who paid their way with their own money, flew to Soyuz – the demands of the rich to take them, to the next.
The reason for this is the retirement of US space transport. Soyuz is currently the only human cargo carrier at the International Space Station, and the astronauts are of course the priority, not adventurers.
The term "spaceship tourists" may be somewhat dishonest for seven, because all are trained as astronauts and left the International Space Station not only to enjoy the view of the Earth but also to participate in the research.
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