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Russian Doctors OK Garriott, Halik for October ISS Flight

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
February 13, 2008
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Russian doctors have given a clean bill of health to Richard Garriott and Nik Halik, for a tourism flight to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft.

“Richard Garriott and his backup Nik Halik have been allowed to undergo special physical training at Star City. No contraindications were detected in the candidates against training and the flight to the International Space Station,” said Mark Belakovsky, of Russia’s Medical Biological Problems Institute.

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