NASA is sending ‘more’ civilians to the ISS – calls for mission proposals – Reuters

There is a message from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to civilians aiming for space. That is, “I want you to come into space.” NASA announced on September 14, 2019 that two private astronauts will travel to the International Space Station (ISS) “as part of NASA’s efforts to open the door to space for more people than ever before.”announcement. However, these “many people” will likely require considerable financial resources.

Mission crew members

Crew members of the “Ax-1” mission
Provided by: SpaceX

The mission, which could last up to two weeks, is scheduled for 2023 and 2024. The proposal assumes that a US commercial spacecraft will be used to transport the crew to the ISS. At the moment, it’s SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule and the Falcon 9 rocket. Boeing is also preparing the manned flight of its Starliner spacecraft.

The ISS is used to accepting civilians who have visited for space tourism, but in April Axiom Space will board the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule and head to the ISS “Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1) mission. “. new era of civilian astronaut missions has begun in earnest. April’s mission, commanded by a former NASA astronaut, took three paid space travelers to the ISS. The fee would have been $55 million per person (about 7.87 billion yen at the current rate).

The axiom is2nd private mission “Ax-2”has also signed a contract with NASA and is expected to launch in 2023.

This article is from Red Ventures Overseasarticlewas published by Asahi Interactive for Japan.

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