Thursday, September 25, 2008

Space Adventures being sued

Daisuke Enomoto has wanted to go into space since he was a child. The Japanese internet tycoon paid $21 million to become the first space tourist to walk outside the International Space Station. He was well on his way to realizing the dream until it all came crashing down around him. Daisuke will not be leaving mother Earth, now Daisuke wants he 21 mil back. Space Adventures is the private firm with connections to the Russian Federal Space Agency that was supposed to handle the preparation for the flight, but The Virginia company scuttled Enomoto's space journey to the Russian section of the station after he refused to cough up more money. They cited his purported ill health as the reason to renig on the contract. Enomoto lawsuit claims that Space Adventures repeatedly pestered him to invest, and that the company took his money without ever having permission by the Russians or the 15 other members of the International Space Station to participate in an EVA.

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1 comment: said...

This legal action does not suprise me one bit. If you wish to read the filed court documents follow this link.

Daisuke Enomoto, I hope you get your YEN back and hopefully double the amount you paid.