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will allow pr上海龙凤品茶微信ivate citizens to stay at the International Space Station (ISS) for mo

nth-long getaways at a cost of about $35,000 per night, the US space agency said on Friday.

The shift reverses a long-standing prohibition against tourists and private interests at the orbiting research lab, and refle

cts a broader push to expand commercial activities at the ISS and in space more generally.

It paves the way for private citizens to travel to the ISS aboard rocket-

and-capsule launch systems being developed by Boeing Co and Elon Musk’s SpaceX. The tw

o companies are set to ferry astronauts to the ISS from US soil for the first time in nearly a decade.

NASA will allow up to two private trips to the station pe

r year, each lasting up to 30 days, NASA said. The first mission could be as early as 2020.

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