South Africa’s The Herald newspaper has an interview with Greg Olsen, the third tourist to visit the International Space Station, that reveals some interesting facts about his trip:
Olsen admitted that travelling to space did not come cheaply, either financially or physically. His application for space travel had been turned down numerous times.
â€œI was medically disqualified for nine months due to the problem in my lungs Every time I had to reapply until I was finally accepted.
â€œIf you want to do something in life, donâ€˜t give up. This is the lesson I learnt in space.â€
Olsen said he had had to sell his fibre optics company for $20- million (R210-million).
Some excellent advice from a very successful and determined person.