Is exploring outer space on your family vacation bucket list? Now it can be. NASA just announced that it will be opening the International Space Station to tourists.

NASA revealed that it will be accepting two private citizens aboard the ISS each year and they would be able to stay for up to 30 days.

Space travel doesn’t come cheap. That once-in-a-lifetime vacation will set you back about $35,000 and that doesn’t include the cost of getting there, which you would have to book through a private company like SpaceX for several more thousand. Visitors also need to meet certain physical criteria to make the journey into space.

The new private travel program is part of NASA’s effort to boost funds to pay for future missions including sending the first woman to the moon.

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—Shahrzad Warkentin

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