People: Sep. 16, 2002

IT LOOKS AS IF WE'RE STUCK WITH HIM

It was one giant leap backward for pop stars in space last week when the Russian space agency denied 'N Sync member LANCE BASS a place on its October mission. The agency raised the velvet rope after a consortium of Bass backers failed to cough up the $20 million cover charge required for entry onto the Soyuz space capsule. Bass had been training in Moscow and Houston, completing maneuvers in zero gravity and learning Russian, but his backers, including a production company hoping to film a documentary of the trip, missed several payment...

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