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NASA announces plans to open ISS for commercial use

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#1 Cali

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 11:43 AM

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 12:19 PM

I heard on the radio that it will cost $58 million per launch and $35,000 per night per visitor.

 

Better have some deep pockets.  Maybe Jeff Bezos can report on what it's like !



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Posted 07 June 2019 - 01:05 PM

What I would so much rather see is a Bigelow Station launched that's optimized for tourists, and maybe a more affordable stay.



#4 Todd N

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 06:49 PM

It sad to see NASA having to start commercializing itself to stay afloat. Also, Maybe this is a tacit admission that the ISS is no longer relevant but I remember that being questioned going back many years.


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#5 Keith Rivich

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:53 PM

I heard on the radio that it will cost $58 million per launch and $35,000 per night per visitor.

 

Better have some deep pockets.  Maybe Jeff Bezos can report on what it's like !

I've already started to save up for the trip.

 

Only $57,999,990 to go...and, my plan is to stay only one orbit, 90 minutes. That will add another $2190. Doable.



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Posted 31 July 2019 - 03:23 PM

I have been reading up on this, interesting that they are also concerned about getting folks up there and back with the spacecraft hopefully coming on line soon... and that is the issue, it is still TBD, plays havoc on long term scheduling.




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