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We can all thank July 29th for NASA! In 1958 NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) was created by the National Aeronautics and Space Act. NASA was created in order to make sure America will win the space race. (We love being first!) After 11 years and tons of money, Neil Armstrong stepped out of the lunar module Eagle and onto the moon's surface on July 20th, 1969.

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Rent an astronaut! In 2019, as part of a broader effort to bolster the private space industry, NASA declared the International Space Station open for business. The agency published a comprehensive document listing all the ways that private companies could pay to use the ISS for everything from “manufacturing, production and transportation of goods” to “marketing activities.”

  • To send 1 kilogram of stuff (about the size of a pineapple) up to the ISS? That will run you a cool $20,000.
  • Want to get your space pineapple back again? That’ll cost $40,000.
  • If you’re cool with allowing your pineapple to burn up in the atmosphere after its trip to the ISS instead of bringing it home, NASA charges $20,000 per Kg for “Trash Disposal.”
  • The rate for an ISS astronaut’s time: $130,000 per hour. That amounts to $2,166 per minute, or $36 for every second.
  • If you hired an astronaut to perform a task about the ISS and they paused for a moment to yawn while on the clock (an activity that takes about six seconds), that yawn could cost you $216.
  • Hiring an ISS astronaut for a full 9–5 workday would run you a bit over $1 million.

Link: Medium