Summer Travel Plans?

NASA has you covered…



…space is open for business!


What’s The News?

  • The Trip: NASA won’t fly you to the moon *yet* but you might be able to visit the International Space Station (ISS) by next year.
  • How It *Might* Work: Private companies could fly you to the ISS & reserve access for up to 30 days.
  • How much? TBD. One estimate: $50 MILLION per person. NASA says $35,000/night to use ISS.

Why It Matters:

  • This is a change. NASA used to not allow any projects that didn’t focus on research or education. NASA wants “in” on the party, collaborating with companies to access the “new” economy.
  • Space is expensive. Private industry competition has raised the questions about whether taxpayers alone should finance U.S. space exploration.

While NASA says it doesn't foresee this limited space travel (2 trips a year of a handful of people) making a profit for the agency, but the money could help it invest in other projects. And, if you want to wait, NASA says moon trips will come by 2024.

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