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NASA announced today that it will allow tourists to visit the international Space Station from 2020.

The International Space Station is traditionally home to a rotating crew of 6 international astronauts who spend their time carrying out scientific experiments as well as performing repairs and maintenance on the ISS itself.

A new announcement today from NASA revealed that the ISS will soon be open to tourist visits, and you too can holiday in a room with the an incredible view, while circling the earth at 7.6 kilometers a second.

The price per night? $35,000, which actually sounds pretty affordable up until you realize the cheapest airfare is going to be around $60m (The current price SpaceX and Boeing charge NASA to deliver an astronaut to the ISS.

“Nasa is opening the International Space Station to commercial opportunities and marketing these opportunities as we’ve never done before,” said NASA chief financial officer Jeff DeWit.

Private astronauts will be permitted to travel to the ISS for up to 30 days, travelling on US spacecraft.

Laurence London

4 thoughts on “The Next Big Tourism Destination Is The ISS”

  1. 30 days in that cramped thing for $35,000 a night and $60M airfare, consuming food from those squeegee bags? If I had a few billions to spare, I might send someone I don’t particularly like, but NOT ME!
    i do have one question though; what happens on the ISS when someone lets out a really good, silent, WMD fart? Or is that when they all suddenly find reason to ALL go on a spacewalk?

  2. Tbh i think Spacex would be the first one to setup something like this, NASA has made so many promises but haven’t kept their words.

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