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As the American tourist who paid $20 million to the Russians to ride along with their cosmonauts for a week-long visit to the international space station, American multimillionaire Dennis Tito is having the time of his life The U.S. space agency, NASA, which shares the work and costs of construction on the orbiting platform, objected loud and long to the Russians for including Tito, saying that he is an untrained, inexperienced amateur. Could it be that American bureaucrats simply did not want anyone asking why the Russians are smart enough to find a tourist willing to pay them $20 million for the trip, while NASA still depends solely on sucking up money from every taxpayer in the land?

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