American startup Vast has announced plans to build the world’s first commercial space station. It should be launched within two years.
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Why is this important?In recent years, private space companies have made great strides in making space travel more accessible to individuals. But so far no company has built a private space station. Currently, there are only two stations in Earth orbit: the International Space Station and China’s Tiangong (Heavenly Palace) station.
In the news: Wednesday Announce huge It has signed a contract with Elon Musk’s SpaceX company to deliver a module from its space station, Haven-1, into space no later than August 2025.
- Then, a second SpaceX rocket will carry a crew of four to the station. The company will use the Crew Dragon capsule, SpaceX’s spacecraft that also carries astronauts to the International Space Station, to do so. The astronauts will be in a state of boo for 30 days
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