“I have met with Sarah Brightman. She intends to fly. However, Roscosmos has not made a final decision yet,” Popovkin said.
Commenting on the reasons why no decision has been made yet, Popovkin said: “We need to provide young cosmonauts with flight practice.”
Speaking about when a final decision may be made on the matter, Popovkin said it will happen “in the second half of 2013.”