NASA has suggested that it is open to conducting two such 30-day trips a year to the International Space Station for nearly a dozen private astronauts' with the first mission expected to take place in 2020.
They can also include private astronauts on USG or commercial missions to the ISS and associated on-orbit activities, including commercial and marketing activities.
A return ticket back to earth will cost you almost $58 million United States dollars, and even Astronauts will have to pay $35,000 USD.
"We're here because the International Space Station is now open for business", Nasa lead spokesperson Stephanie Schierholz said at a conference in New York, USA. NASA is opening adventure Space Station Tour by taking space tourists for the International Space Station.
The NASA officials said some revenue from commercial activities will help the agency focus its resources on returning to the moon in 2024, a major goal of the Trump administration. As ISS is an assembled entity made up of a number of parts that belong to different countries and NASA would open up the part that is owned by it and not others'.
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"If a private astronaut is on station, they will have to pay us while they're there for the life support, the food, the water, things of that nature", DeWit added.
"Market studies identified private astronaut missions to low-Earth orbit as a key element to demonstrate demand and reduce risk for future commercial destinations in low-Earth orbit", NASA explained. And they have transported only space agency astronauts, in addition to Russian cosmonauts.
The new space tourists to the ISS will not be the first: U.S. businessman Dennis Tito had that honour in 2001. "But it won't come with any Hilton or Marriott points".
In the end, NASA appears to have changed its stance in order to meet its huge budget needs.
"NASA is entering an era of finical exploration where we need to discover what the different commercial activities are that could sustain a presence in low Earth orbit", said Mike Gold, the vice president of civil space for Maxar Technologies who also served on a NASA advisory committee. It was built along with Russian Federation starting in 1998, and other countries participate in the mission and send up astronauts. No purely commercial projects have been allowed to be sent to the ISS, and NASA astronauts are even prohibited from working on experiments if there's a possibility that the research will be used to make a profit.