NASA and Axiom Space have finalised the details on the first private mission to the International Space Station which is a “win for the global space community”, according to ANU astrophysicist and cosmologist Dr Brad Tucker.
Dr Tucker said the deal will make it possible for professional private astronauts working for companies to be able to go into space and will begin in approximately seven months.
Axiom Space made deals with NASA and SpaceX to get the astronauts into space, with NASA giving the company food supplies and bedding.
Dr Tucker said the deal “directly benefits us here in Australia” as more rides into space means the amount of experiments and assets being sent up can increase.
“It means we have better options, we don’t have to wait for years for an experiment to go up, we only have to wait months.”
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