Dennis Anthony Tito (born August 8, 1940) is an American engineer and businessman. He is known as the first space tourist to fund his own trip into space. In mid-2001, he spent nearly eight days in orbit as a crew member of ISS EP-1, a visiting mission to the International Space Station.
Tito was born in New York City. He studied at New York University and at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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- ↑ "World's first space tourist 10 years on: Dennis Tito". BBC News. April 30, 2011. Retrieved February 27, 2013.
- ↑ Julie Mayeda (January 18, 2004). "The forgotten frontier". SFGate. Retrieved February 27, 2013.