Some very lucky companies may soon be able to win the whole universe of the most valuable & ldquo; Property Lot & rdquo;, this is mainly because NASA (hereinafter referred to as & ldquo; NASA & rdquo;) plans in the next decade During the year the international Space station will be transferred to the private sector is responsible for, and this handover is expected to be completed around 2025.
Deputy Director of NASA Exploration Systems R & D - Bill Hill (Bill Hill) represents: & ldquo; NASA is trying to near-Earth orbit space for commercial development, so we want to be able to be transferred to the International Space Station, the strength of the business groups or individuals, so NASA We will be able to remain fully committed to the development of the near-earth orbit operations. & Rdquo;
According to an anonymous NASA employees said, the international space station will be handed over to the private sector work has actually started. Moreover, now that there are a lot of launch missions to the International Space Station have actually been responsible for the company's business, and this greatly reduces the NASA involvement in this project.
It should be said that this decision made by NASA and not very surprising, because the US government for the International Space Station to 2024 funding period will end.
Previously when President Obama took the White House, NASA astronauts back to the moon progress of the project, still under construction at the time of the space station crashed into the sea slowly toward the 2016 burning of fate, so that cost about $ 3 billion per year ( about 18.2 billion yuan) space station operating costs can be used to switch on the moon project. However, this was built three years ago cost $ 100 billion space station so quickly scrapped words always seem unrealistic. Therefore, the Obama administration subsequently announced the cancellation of the manned mission to the moon, but for the first time to extend the station's life to 2020.
2014, NASA announced that the ISS is not in accordance with the original plan into the Pacific Ocean in 2020, but a further circling the earth at least four years, that is, to about 2024.
However, NASA does not mention the names of any potential order receiving side at the press conference, but Boeing and SpaceX are the most obvious competitive buyers. The two companies have completed several transport tasks over the International Space Station, NASA has just recently with Boeing and SpaceX signed a $ 6.8 billion contract transport astronauts. Boeing company received 42 million US dollars contract, SpaceX will get the remaining $ 2.6 billion. The goal is the future astronauts to the International Space Station from the United States, to get rid of dependence on Russia.
It should be noted, known as & ldquo; contemporary Iron Man & rdquo; said Tesla CEO Elon - Musk (Elon Musk) are in charge SpaceX is the first successful private companies delivering supplies to the International Space Station, and overwhelmed SpaceX successfully obtained $ 2.6 billion of long-term contracts also marked by a Boeing-led US aerospace industry, the existing pattern will be broken.
In addition, SpaceX and even developed its own Mars program. In order to advance this project, SpaceX has recently signed a $ 20-30 million subscription agreement with the production of carbon fiber company Toray (TORAY) Group for the purchase of spacecraft and rockets desired surface carbon fiber material. Moreover, the company also landed on Mars to build a new engine, and this engine has been sent to the Texas test site Expand detailed testing.