Events in 2001

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Initial space training - incl. Zero-G training, spinning in the worlds most powerfull centrifuge and flying a MIG-25 fighter jet

Per complete his first Zero-G training, his first spin in the most powerful centrifuge in the world at Star City in Russia and, further, and flies the Russian MIG-25 fighter jet for the first time.

The first private space traveler

The first private space traveler, American Dennis Tito, launches into space from Baikanour, Kazakhstan to the International Space Station. Per Wimmer joins Dennis Tito’s family for the launch on April 29, 2001.