Kliper shown to general public in Paris?
The old Soviet press agency TASS announces that the Kliper space ship will be shown to the general public at Le Bourge space show in Paris, which will be held from June 13 – June 19.
The Kliper is a lifting body design, which means that it is shaped so that it won’t fall as fast as the “space bricks” that are generally used; instead it will sort of glide through the atmosphere. It is a reusable space ship designed to replace the Soyuz. It is much larger on the inside than the Soyuz and takes up to six passengers; presumably so that rich tourists can take orbital rides and even visit the space station.