NASA gradually transforms the International Space Station into a “space hotel”

NASA plans to stop direct support for the International Space Station in 2025, and the station will gradually move toward commercialization, with NASA announcing last year the price of a private space trip with a round-trip fare of about $58 million. Last week, NASA announced that Private Space Company Axiom Space will build a liveable commercial module connecting the International Space Station.

Axiom plans to build its own space station, but relying on the existing International Space Station is much easier than building it entirely on its own. Similar to the way the International Space Station is formed, Axiom will use it as an anchor to gradually expand the module, and when the life of the International Space Station expires, Axiom’s module module module will be separated from the International Space Station into a stand-alone space station.