According to Dana Weigel, NASA’s deputy manager for the space station, “We’re finally able to open our doors to private citizens and allow others to experience the magic of living and working in space”. “The ultimate goal is to make space accessible to all people, and this is a promising beginning in that direction.”
Space Station May Host Wave of TV Shows and Films
“Who Wants to Be an Astronaut” producers expect the winner to be on board for the second Axiom mission to the space station, which could launch six to seven months after the first.
There is currently no agreement in place between the Discovery team and Axiom regarding the second private space tourism flight, and NASA has yet to select Axiom.
Private astronaut missions could be accommodated on NASA’s portion of the space station, according to NASA officials, and other companies are also interested.
Axiom isn’t the only company interested in private astronaut missions, according to Weigel. Demand has exceeded our expectations at this point,” says the station’s manager.
Peggy Whitson is a former NASA astronaut who now works for Axiom, and John Shoffner is a paying passenger who made his fortune as the head of a company that manufactures conduits for fibre optic cables. They were announced by Axiom on Tuesday, however:
As a consultant for Axiom, Dr. Whitson, the NASA astronaut with the record for the most time spent in space (665 days), hopes to return to space and improve her record. Her response was, “Absolutely,” and she nodded. This “carrot” was the bait.”
Discovery’s show will be “a premium documentary,” according to Mr. Peterson, and it won’t be like “Survivor” or other brutal reality television competitions.
Some of the Most Lauded Films Include Interstellar, Gravity, and The Martian.
The common theme across these films is outer space. Few people on Earth have ever been to space. Most of us still think living in space is something out of a storybook. Hence we are drawn towards space exploration, Moon Explorations, Mars Colonization and International Space Station.
An era in which Mars could support human habitation is not necessarily far off. What if, though, you could visit the International Space Station sooner, and even have movies and TV shows filmed there?
NASA is now offering private space flights to anyone with a few million dollars to spare. Ms Dana Weigel, Deputy Manager at the space station for NASA stated, “We’re finally able to open our doors to private people and allow others to experience the enchantment of living and working in space.
The dream is actually to offer everyone access to space, and this is a really exciting starting step here. ”
Discovery’s new TV show, “Who Wants to be an Astronaut,” will have its winner go to the space station on the second Axiom mission. Six to seven months after the first Axiom mission, specifics of which are still under wraps, a second mission is scheduled for launch. NASA and Discovery have not yet concluded their agreement, but they are getting close.
Two private astronauts will be able to visit the International Space Station every year on NASA-led missions. A growing number of corporations have expressed an interest in the private space programme since NASA’s decision to welcome private astronauts.
With the new gained interest from private firms, Ms Dana Weigel remarked, “We are seeing a lot of interest in private astronaut flights, even outside of Axiom. Right now, the demand is higher than what we anticipate to be the station’s potential profits.
On May 25th, 2021, Axiom revealed their second crew of astronauts. The first is Peggy Whitson, presently holding the record for the greatest total time in space by a NASA astronaut(665days) (665days).
Axiom’s mission will extend her current record by a number of days. Peggy will be the commander onboard the Axiom. John Shoffner, the second guest, is also contributing to the cost of the meal. John, the CEO of a company that makes tubes for optical fibres, will be Axiom’s pilot on its second flight.