Η NASA has already revealed that the International Space Station (ISS) will be "withdrawn" by the end of the decade and is now considering its options.
In accordance with CNBC, NASA turns to various private companies to evaluate proposals for the construction of new space stations to be launched into orbit, which would help the organization save more than $ 1 billion a year. THE Phil McAlister, Director of NASA Commercial Space Flight, confirmed that the organization "has already received about a dozen proposalsFrom different companies interested in working with NASA on this project. McAlister commented that NASA is making progress in developing commercial space destinations where people can work, play and live.
Earlier this year, NASA revealed the Commercial LEO Destinations project to start the development of private space stations. Given that the International Space Station has been in orbit for 22 years and costs NASA $ XNUMX billion a year for maintenance, the organization is looking for different ways to reduce costs. Η space company hopes to close contracts with some companies by the end of the year. This is not the first time NASA has sought to work with other organizations to achieve its space goals.
As the International Space Station project draws to a close, it makes sense for NASA to think about how to proceed.
The space station has been in orbit since November 1998 and has offered much to NASA. Earlier this month, one of the astronauts at the station pulled one impressive photo from the dome of the ISS, which functions as an observatory. The photo depicts the Earth with the lights of the cities, "fighting" with the light from distant stars.