NASA to Make International Space Station Accessible for Tourists

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NASA to Make International Space Station Accessible for Tourists

NASA announced on Friday that it will open up the International Space Station for tourists and business ventures starting 2020.

During a news conference, NASA executives said that Boeing Co. and SpaceX would be in charge of the costs and arrangements for flying crews to the station.

“NASA is opening the International Space Station to commercial opportunities and marketing these opportunities as we've never done before," NASA chief financial officer Jeff DeWit said in New York.

Up to two short private astronaut missions will be available per year, said Robyn Gatens, deputy director of the ISS, with people being charged for food, storage and communication, with a cost reaching around $35,000 per night.

Source: Kataeb.org