3/5/2020, 10:16 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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SpaceX to send 3 tourists to space in late 2021

United States space transportation services company SpaceX made a deal with Texas-based start-up Axiom to send three tourists to the International Space Station (ISS), the companies announced on Thursday. It will mark "the first-ever fully private" journey to the ISS ever that will cost around $55 million per each passenger, Axiom said.

SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket will be used to realize the mission that is set for the second half of 2021. It will take two days for passengers to reach the space station and another two to return to Earth from ISS, which will host them for at least eight days.

"Thanks to Axiom and their support from NASA, privately crewed missions will have unprecedented access to the space station, furthering the commercialization of space and helping usher in a new era of human exploration," SpaceX president and COO Gwynne Shotwell asserted.

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