Private space stations – level 2
Experts predict that the International Space Station will end by 2030, and it is necessary to think of a new concept for a space station.
Several companies are working on a new project for a space station. But these are not the usual places which we associate with space travel, such as Florida or Houston. Sierra Space is a company based in Pittsburgh, United States. It is working on a project for a space station, which will look very different from the current International Space Station. It will be more spacious, and the company wants to make it accessible not only for astronauts and rich people. Scientists will do their research there, which could mean developing better materials or medicine.
The company believes that its project will bring new jobs for the people of Pittsburgh where the steel industry used to be the main livelihood in the past.
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
What possibilities do the Sierra Space project open for its potential users?
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