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NASA is opening ISS to businesses, private citizens

Jun 08, 2019 - Orlando Sentinel (Florida)

The International Space Station is open for business.

Picture it: A few years down the road, the station may no longer be completely under NASA's purview, but instead run by a myriad of Earth-based businesses that test their technologies and manufacture things in space, all while sending their private astronauts - regular citizens like you and me, but with deep pockets - for stays on the orbiting laboratory.

NASA is laying the groundwork for that future now, with a new policy that ou...