The first private space traveler

Start DateSunday, April 1, 2001 1:00 AM

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. Prior to that launch, Per had completed his firstZero-G training, his first spin in the most powerful centrifuge in the world at Star City in Russia and, further, Per also flies the Russian MIG-25 fighter jet for the first time.