Earlier this year NASA announced it would open the International Space Station to private astronauts, with short missions beginning as soon as 2020. Another key example is NASA’s “Tipping Point” awards, which the agency began issuing in 2014. There’s also Commercial Crew, the agency’s solution to end reliance on Russian Soyuz spacecraft to send astronauts to the space station. Read more>>>>>

Source: Michael Sheetz  CNBC                                                                                                                NOV 30 2019