News Briefs: Space Tourists and Rockots in Orbit

A couple of brief items:

CBC News takes a look at the past, present and future of space tourism.

Space News said the successful launch of ESA’s GOCE satellite was a “life saving event” for the German-Russian company that is marketing the converted ICBMs. The company had been struggling with a previous launch failure, technical problems, and Russian inflation that caused it to raise prices sharply.