Russia might build an extra Soyuz just for space tourists

Russia might be getting back into the space tourism business in a big way. There’s a chance that construction will begin on a new Soyuz spaceship this year to carry just tourists up into the wide vasts of space and then to the stinky confines of the ISS. I’m jealous.

Space tourism took a back seat to ISS missions earlier this year as the US slowed its Space Shuttle program and Russia had to increase its capacity. But the head of Russia’s Energia space corporation recently stated that the construction could begin as soon as the middle of this year. You know what this means, right? Lance Bass might still be able to fulfill his dream.