Well these things don’t fly for free. I wonder if NASA will ever fully embrac the capitalistic opportunities of space. Spin-off projects are great, everyone loves CAT scanners, micro electronics, and Tang but there are so many other uses for space. Advertising is just one of the uses that the Russian space agency has employed so far. In the future once a larger habitation structure can be built the possibilities for generating revenue for space agencies broaden significantly.
A Russian cosmonaut will whack a golf ball from the international space station in a publicity stunt on Thanksgiving Day, NASA officials said Tuesday, Associated press news agency reports.
Russian flight engineer Mikhail Tyurin will show off his swing to promote a Canadian golf club manufacturer during a spacewalk on Nov. 23.