Dennis Tito

po_Tito-DennisDennis Anthony Tito (born August 8, 1940) is an American engineer and multimillionaire.

Tito is most widely 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. This mission was launched by the spacecraft Soyuz TM-32, and was landed by Soyuz TM-31.