A Japanese businessman set to be the world's fourth space tourist will fly to the international space station in September, according to the company arranging the trip.
Daisuke "Dice-K" Enomoto, 34, will be launched in a Russian Soyuz vehicle from Kazakhstan with the next space station crew of U.S. commander of Miguel Lopez-Alegria and Russian flight engineer Mikhail Tyurin.
Enomoto will return from his 10-day space voyage in a Soyuz with the space station's current occupants, Russian commander Pavel Vinogradov and U.S. flight engineer Jeff Williams.
Previous tourists to the space station were Dennis Tito, Mark Shuttleworth and Greg Olsen, whose trips brokered by Virginia-based Space Adventures Ltd. were estimated to cost $20 million each.
Billionaire software entrepreneur Charles Simonyi has signed a contract to be the fifth tourist to visit the space lab orbiting 220 miles above Earth, although a date hasn't been set.