Source Pravda.Ru

U.S. pop star still just a candidate for space flight

No agreement to send N'Sync's Lance Bass to the International Space Station in October as the third space tourist has been signed yet, announced Yury Bogoroditsky of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Zvyozdny Gorodok.

"It surprised me to hear that Bass signed this agreement with the Russian Aerospace Agency," he said. "I've been training him and I know he didn't sign anything. There was only this contract for a month-long training period at Zvyozdny Gorodok." In case an agreement is signed, the pop star, who will have completed his training course, will only have to "undergo a special pre-flight training course," said Bogoroditsky. In the meantime, the Russian Aerospace Agency and the singer with the US band are still negotiating the possibility of signing an agreement.