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The Owner’s Guide To Your New Space Station

The Owner’s Guide To Your New Space Station The White House made headlines recently by pushing the idea of privatizing the International Space Station after federal funding runs out in 2024. But anyone who'd consider owning and operating their own outpost in orbit should know this: It's not as easy as opening a Motel 6. For deep, detailed proof of this fact, look no further than the Deep Space Exploration Standards. Drafted in secret by representatives from Canada, Japan, Russia, the European Union, and United States, and released publicly just two weeks ago, these rules amount to an owner's manual for a space station, outlining how to build so that all the parts connect and all the systems talk to each other.    More

(Source: Popular Mechanics - Mar 13)

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