NASA will soon allow as many as two private citizens per year to travel to the International Space Station (ISS), reversing longstanding policy. The agency…
NASA will soon allow as many as two private citizens per year to travel to the International Space Station (ISS), reversing longstanding policy.
The agency announced Friday that the plan could begin as soon as next year as part of a change to make the agency and the ISS in particular more friendly to commercial interests, according to The Washington Post.
The plan is reportedly part of NASA’s bid to raise the funds required to send an astronaut back to the moon by 2024.
Jeff DeWit, NASA’s CFO, said Friday that the cost for private astronauts to stay on board the ISS would be set around $35,000 per night, with the actual cost of getting astronauts to the space station left up to private companies such as SpaceX.

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