Space X : The Space Station

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Russian Soyuz spacecraft to ferry our astronauts to the ISS , costing 70 million per ticket. NASA encouraged a number of private U.S. companies to develop their own space rockets to get to the International Space Station. One of these companies is Space X (founded in 2002) who is under 1.6 Billion NASA contract, has already completed nine unmanned missions to resupply ISS and currently working to modify, making “Dragon” vehicle crew ready by 2017. To date, the International Space Station has cost as much as $ 160 Billion and rising; fortunately, the ISS’s pricey tag is been shared between the participating countries which include Canada, the European Union, Japan, Russia and the U.S. Since its construction, the ISS has had visitors from 15 different nations. The ISS development visualized as NASA’s next footstep subsequent to the Apollo missions, but it took decades to get it started. In the 1990s after the fall of the iron curtain, the International Space Station was one way to keep Russian scientist focus in new research. In 2001, NASA officially stated the goals for the station: Conducting research, establishing a continuous human presence in space, and promoting international cooperation. Although the Station not using its full capacity, the main purpose of the scientific exploration still going. When NASA started to visualize new missions on sending humans to an asteroid by 2025 and to Mars by 2,030, the U.S. National Laboratory redirect their focus and start

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