The True Price of Privatizing Space Travel

As NASA opens up the International Space Station to private astronauts, the romance of space will be within reach for those who can afford it

The Atlantic
Jun 11 · 6 min read
The International Space Station in 1999. Photo: NASA / JSC

By Rebecca Boyle

On New Year’s Day 2001, the first crew of the International Space Station spent a quiet day in orbit. The…

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