Roscosmos was not worried about the motivation to deal with these tourists. He noted that these passengers are helping to fund the space flight industry in Russia, including future Soyuz vehicles. Publicity is almost secondary – it is so much to support future missions as much as anything else. Space tourism will not be as new as it is now, as companies such as Virgin Galactic aim to bring non-astronauts into outer space before. This can easily be a flight between many, not a novelty.