NASA partners with Axiom to build commercial segments on board the ISS

By Canadian Press	
	 		Astronaut craves salsa and surf after record 11 months aloft				Jan 30 2020

By Canadian Press Astronaut craves salsa and surf after record 11 months aloft Jan 30 2020

NASA astronaut who was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been in space 11 months and craves salsa and chips, and to swim and surf in the Gulf of Mexico.

In a January 27 press release, NASA announced that Axion Space had won access to a docking port on the ISS Harmony Module for the construction of "at least one habitable commercial module".

When the ISS reaches its decommissioning date, the Axiom Segment will detach and become a free-flying, internationally available commercial space station.

Koch said that she and fellow astronaut Jessica Meir appreciated that the October 18 spacewalk "could serve as an inspiration for future space explorers". Now, it has taken the next big step towards the commercialization of the lower-Earth orbit.

NASA has been pushing forward with a plan to privatise much of the ageing ISS starting in 2024 (despite concerns from the agency's own inspector general that this could amount to running the station as government-subsidised paydirt for private interests instead of running more "critical on-orbit research" until 2028).

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When the ISS eventually retires, the Axiom module will be detached and fly freely in space as a commercial station available for global use. NASA has tied up with a startup company named Exium Space for this work.

"NASA and Axiom next will start dealings on the terms and cost of a firm-fixed-value contract with a five-year base execution period and a two-year choice", NASA authorities wrote in a similar articulation. For this work, NASA has tied up with a startup company in the US. "It is a related partnership that this year will deliver the ability of American astronauts to launch to the space station on American rockets from American land". The organization's vision is comparative for these vehicles' goals: If all works out as expected, an assortment of privately owned businesses, college gatherings, and different clients will exploit the ISS and different stations that in the long run set up for business in Earth circle.

Although Axion has yet to reveal any specific details about the module, the company has stated it will likely include a node module, research and manufacturing capabilities, a crew habitat, and a large-windowed observation module. If you don't know who Suffredini is, then find out that he was a CEO, as well as a former program manager on the ISS.

"There is a fantastically steep learning curve to human spaceflight", Suffredini said.

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