TOKYO, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A Japanese businessman is reportedly being considered to become the fourth private citizen to visit the International Space Station.
An announcement posted on the Russian Space Agency's Web site revealed the man's name as Enomoto. Japan's Kyodo News Service said that might refer to Japanese investor Daisuke Enomoto, who has been publishing his preparations for a space trip.
Enomoto was an executive at Japan's major Internet company Livedoor Co. He has passed a physical and could travel into space next fall, Kyodo reported.
The first space tourist was U.S. businessman Dennis Tito, who visited the ISS in 2001. He was followed by Mark Shuttleworth from South Africa and U.S. businessman Gregory Olsen.
Space tourists usually remain on the space station for a week and are billed $20 million for expenses and training.