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Virgin Galactic wins Nasa contract to commercialise ISS

Under the agreement, Virgin Galactic will develop a private orbital astronaut readiness programme.

The company states that the program will include identifying candidates interested in purchasing private astronaut missions to the ISS, the procurement of transportation to the ISS, on-orbit resources and ground resources.

Apparently, NASA is seeing greater demand for use of the ISS for scientific and technological R&D and commercial activity.

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