You Can Travel to Space in 2020 - NASA Announces Space Tourism

  • 09 Jun 2019

If you have 'travelling to space' on your bucket list, it's possible to tick it in 2020. But there’s one catch: it will cost a fortune!
NASA has unveiled a new business model that would allow tourists to visit the International Space Station (ISS). According to the announcement, every year, up to 2 private astronaut missions will be granted with each stay capped at a maximum of 30 days.

However, the trip to the ISS won’t come cheap. Each night up there will cost at least USD 35,000.
What's included in the trip? Check it out:
Regenerative life support and toilet: $11,250 per day
Crew supplies (food, air, medical kit, etc): $22,500 per day
Storage: $105 per day
Power: $42 per kiloWatt/hour
Data downlink: $50 per GB

NASA's Chief Financial Officer Jeff DeWitt spoke to the media about the agency's plans to open ISS 'to commercial opportunities and marketing these opportunities as they’ve never done before'.

"This is all building off our upcoming Commercial Crew vehicles transporting astronauts, which will be used by both government and private citizen astronauts," DeWitt explained.

The first ever commercial space missions might launch next year and NASA has been working with Boeing and SpaceX to develop standardised modules for the crew.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo Credit: Medical News Today

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