[Tito] says the hardest part about the training was the uncertainty because "throughout my training up until three hours before the flight, and that was only because I went up in the elevator to the spacecraft and had to sit up there for three hours, but up to that point, it was uncertain as to whether I was going to fly."
NASA's reluctance aside, in the end the deal was brokered. On April 28th 2001, he flew into the space history books.
"The only way I can describe the whole experience is euphoria, or let's say seven days just being in the state of euphoria and sleeping like a baby," he told me.
From the moment he landed - he has been an outspoken advocate for creating a vibrant space tourism industry. He famously proclaimed on the steppe in Kazakhstan
"NASA doesn't know it yet but this is the best thing that ever happened to NASA."
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