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NASA announced yesterday that they’ll open the International Space Station to expanded commercial activities, including space tourism. Now, they estimate a trip will cost a private astronaut around $58 million, with additional estimated $35,000 charges for each day spent aboard the space station. Two paying space tourists could begin visits of up to 30 days as soon as 2020, and possibly shoot amazing photos of Earth. Read more for two additional videos and information.
“Companies that want to conduct commercial or marketing work on the space station must meet one of at least three requirements — that the work requires the ‘unique microgravity environment’ aboard for production of some commercial application, that it is connected to a NASA mission, or that it supports the development of a ‘sustainable’ economy in low-Earth orbit,” according to LA Times.