Google's Sergey Brin invested in US space tourism

Google co-founder Sergey Brin has invested in a US space tourism company and hopes to go into orbit himself within three years, according to a report today. The 34-year-old president of the web search giant has put £2.5m into Space Adventures, which has already sent five space tourists into orbit, the New York Times said. […]

Google co-founder Sergey Brin has invested in a US space tourism company and hopes to go into orbit himself within three years, according to a report today.

The 34-year-old president of the web search giant has put £2.5m into Space Adventures, which has already sent five space tourists into orbit, the New York Times said. The investment also serves as a deposit on a future flight, most likely in 2011, the paper said.

“I am a big believer in the exploration and commercial development of the space frontier, and am looking forward to the possibility of going into space,” Brin said in a statement.

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