NASA seems to want to make sure the next generation of space travel is safer.
It doesn’t seem like the space travels are going to become popular in the coming years, if we take into account that these will still be experiences only accessible to a handful of millionaires With money to waste and time to lose. Even so, no organization likes to do its work in a sloppy manner and that is why NASA has issued a statement announcing that private flights to International Space Station they must be commanded for retired astronaut. Although there are still details to be polished, it seems that the security of these trips pretend to be increased.
More than expert guides for civilian personnel venturing into outer space
The news has caught some private spaceflight companies by surprise. Recently, in an article published on the Space News portal, we were able to see how the company Axiom put into orbit only spanish astronaut in tackling the space, Michael Lopez-Alegriawhich turns out to be your current chief astronaut. However, axiom’s intentions They seemed to be headed for removing your figure on the next flights, given that by freeing up a seat, it could be occupied by a extra passenger. More passengers, more money in Axiom’s coffers.
The measure that NASA has taken would be aimed at avoid this type of scenarioswhich could result dangerous in case of incidents during the flight to and from the International Space Station. The NASA wantswith the introduction of the figure of the retired astronaut, ‘provide a guide experience for private astronauts during the preparation of the flight and until the mission execution‘.
Even so, the task will not be easy, given that currently the number of retired astronauts slightly exceeds 200 people, although it would still be necessary to evaluate those who are willing to put on their space suits again and those who have sufficient physical conditions to return to space. It seems that we live a dry season in the recruitment of astronauts, since the 44 troops that NASA currently has is the lowest number recorded since the 1990s 70’s. Are the space adventures of the coming years in danger?
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