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Entry requirements for arrival from space

Watching the recent return of Scott Kelly, Mikhail Korniyenko and Sergey Volkov from the International Space Station in a Soyuz capsule got me to wondering about visas and passports. Perhaps it doesn'...
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What is the mysterious black ring in this spectacular photo of London at night? [closed]

In this supposed night photograph of London from space: there is a black ring just north of The O2 — see the circle in the top-right quadrant below? I can't find it on Google Maps. Is it ...
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When are the first 'regular' space tourist commercial flights actually due to start?

We've seen promises from "by the year 2000", 2003, floating hotels by 2007, and so on. Now we have the first cargo ship by a private company ACTUALLY dock with the ISS, hooray! SpaceshipTwo with ...
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Viewing a Soyuz launch on the cheap?

So in 2010 I was in Florida at the scheduled launch of Discovery, only to have it delayed until February of 2011 :( Alas, I was not able to return and therefore will never get to see a Space Shuttle ...
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Can a person fly to the Moon as a tourist?

I don't want to really fly there, it would take too long and probably would be prohibitively expensive for me. But nevertheless I am really wondering if it is already possible, and if so, how ...