American start-up Vast has announced its intention to build the world’s first commercial space station. It should be launched within two years.
Why is this important?In recent years, private space companies have made great strides in making space travel accessible to individuals. But no company has yet built a private space station. Currently, only two stations are in orbit: the ISS and the Chinese station Tiangong (Heavenly Palace).
In the message : On Wednesday, Vast announced that it has signed a deal with Elon Musk’s space company SpaceX to launch a module of its space station Haven-1 into space in August 2025.
- Later, SpaceX’s second rocket will carry a four-person crew to the station. To do this, the company will use a Crew Dragon capsule, which will also use SpaceX’s spacecraft to transport astronauts to the ISS. Astronauts will spend 30 days
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