Lance Bass Says Space Deal Will Be In Place Soon
The latest chapter in *NSYNC star Lance Bass’ dream to visit outerspace has him at a press conference in Moscow on Friday discussing the status of the situation following his battery of tests at Russia’s Star City. Lance assured, “We’ll have a deal in place within two weeks.” He did admit, “I have not had a formal proposal. That’s what we’re waiting on. Nothing is certain, I think, with any mission, up to a week before it goes up, before they choose the final crew.”
Lance Bass Camp Takes Issue With Space Agency Comments
May 30, 2002 – The New York Daily News spoke with Destiny Productions chief David Krieff who took issue with Russian Aerospace Agency spokesman Konstantin Kreidenko’s comments yesterday who stated, “We have received no requests from either him or his representatives, not to speak about signing any contracts.” Krieff insists, “That is inaccurate. It is true that we have not finalized an agreement. But we are in negotiations and making progress.”
Lance Bass Doesn’t Have Cold & Gets To Meet President
May 23, 2002 – Lance Bass space fan site BASStronautical reports that earlier news saying Lance has a cold that is delaying his space flight testing are untrue. The site reports, “Lance is doing just fine, and he even did some centrifuge tests today to see how his body will cope with the speed of a space launch.” Bass is expected to meet President Bush on Friday to welcome him to the embassy. The President arrived in Moscow on Thursday.
Lance Bass Still Hasn’t Secured Financing For Space Trip
May 20, 2002 – Space.com reports would-be space tourist Lance Bass, as well as soccer mom Lori Garver, are not in position to announce if they have secured the corporate sponsorships needed to finance the reported $20 million cost to take off on the next Soyuz launching. A spokesperson for the *NSYNC star said Bass would not comment on the sponsorship search but said that “they’re getting a lot of feedback, but nothing is in stone yet.”
The full story at space.com has since been removed.
I hope something is confirmed either way for their sakes. He does have his heart set on it . CNN this morning interview an official from the Russian agency at the shuttle launch and he wasn’t that reassuring that Lance had a chance to go up. He said his chances where very slim. (Don’t yell at the messenger that is what was reported this morning around 11 a.m or so). Maybe full funding will make the difference.