NASA in talks with budget airlines

Cash strapped NASA has announced that it is in talks with a number of budget airlines to launch its astronauts to the International Space Station when the Space Shuttle is retired later this year.

The agency hopes that the airlines can apply their cost cutting business model to space flights, resulting in low ticket prices but with astronauts providing their own space suits, paying extra for bringing a satellite on board, and a $100 charge each time they use the space toilet.

Astronauts are however said to be concerned that a budget airline flight advertised as being to the space station might actually land on the moon, requiring them to take a long bus journey to their intended destination.

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Posted: Mar 12th, 2010 by

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