NASA will allow private travel to Space Station

Published : 11:34, Jun 10, 2019 | Updated : 11:39, Jun 10, 2019

CFO NASA Headquarters` Jeff DeWit, Robyn Gatens, Deputy Director, International Space Station at NASA Headquarters, and Bill Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, NASA`s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, sit during a news conference announcing that NASA is opening the International Space Station for commercial business, so U.S. industry innovation and ingenuity can accelerate a commercial economy in low-Earth orbit, at the NASDAQ Market site at Times Square in New York City, U.S., June 7, 2019. REUTERSThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will allow private citizens to fly to the International Space Station, reversing a long-standing prohibition against tourists at the station, the Washington Post reported on Friday.

NASA made the announcement at a news conference, and said costs and arrangements for flying crews to the station would be left to Boeing Co and SpaceX, the two companies NASA has hired for such trips, the Washington Post said.
NASA would charge people for food, storage and communication once at the station, which would amount to about $35,000 a night, the Post reported.