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.
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