NASA has dramatically increased the cost of bringing tourists to the International Space Station (ISS). But the first SpaceX tourists Elon Musk will fly at the old prices.
According to a price list published in June 2019, the US space agency charged one tourist $ 11,250 per day for life support and a toilet , as well as $ 22,500 for food, air and other supplies . Based on this, a hypothetical one-week mission to the ISS of four astronauts would cost $ 945,000, SpaceNews reported.
Now, for servicing a private mission , the customer will be charged $ 5.2 million – this is how much the time the ISS crew will spend on astronauts-tourists. Another $ 4.8 million will be taken for mission planning .
In addition, pre-delivery of food and other cargo for these missions on NASA freighters and disposal of waste will cost $ 88,000-164,000 per day per person . For food , tourists will be charged $ 2000 per day from each . From $ 40 to $ 1,500 per day will have to pay for supplies for the ISS crew . As a result, the customer company will have to allocate another $ 2.5 million for a one-week mission to the ISS of four private astronauts.
Earlier “Secret” wrote that the company-coordinator of private space flights Axiom Space named the names of space tourists who will go on the first private flight on the Crew Dragon spacecraft from SpaceX Elon Musk in 2022. The revised prices will not affect this flight, assured NASA and Axiom.
In early March, SpaceNews reported that the cost of delivering 1 kg of cargo to the ISS increased from $ 3,000 to $ 20,000, while returning from the station to Earth would cost $ 40,000 instead of the previous $ 6,000. The head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin, commenting on this news, thanked his American colleagues for the fact that they deliberately lowered prices in the market for launch services. According to the top manager, this was a “kick” for the state corporation, which forced it to cut costs and cut its own prices.
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