You Can Visit The International Space Station

June 11, 2019

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We're still waiting on our flying cars but the world's first hotel in space is now open for business!  Recently, NASA announced that starting in 2020, private citizens can visit the International Space Station (ISS)! However it isn't cheap! NASA estimates the cost of a round trip at $58 million, as well as an additional $35,000 charge per night, with each trip lasting up to 30 days! In addition to U.S. citizens, those from other countries are eligible to travel as long as they fly on a U.S.-operated rocket. These lucky private astronauts will have to go through the same medical checks, physical training, and certification procedures as crew members before traveling—a process that could take up to two years.  And, it's not just for pleasure—you need to have a mission of your own. The space agency is allowing companies that want to conduct commercial or marketing work to send employees to the ISS.

SOURCE: Mental Floss

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