Sri Lanka, June 26 -- Russia's space corporation said that it will take the first tourist on a space walk in 2023. This will be under the terms of a new contract with a US partner.

The announcement comes days after NASA signed a deal with a space tourism company to promote private missions to the station after a special training program in the US.

It also follows the first successful mission by SpaceX last month to bring astronauts to the station on a reusable Crew Dragon spacecraft, ending nearly a decade of Russia holding a monopoly on shuttling humans to orbit according to foreign media reports.

Russia will allow a tourist to conduct a spacewalk for the first ever time.

The customer is expected to walk out into the void of space fr...