The price of a ticket into space again broke the record

Today the official price for a ticket into space — $62,75 million per person. For the money the Russian spacecraft Soyuz will carry to the ISS and returning on American, Japanese and European astronauts until the middle of 2016 For five years, a ticket to orbit has tripled in price. So the impact on prices, the monopoly in the field of manned flights in the next five years, only the Russian ships can serve as regular transport to the ISS, and the prices for this type of service dictates the Roscosmos.

Today the official price for a ticket into space — $62,75 million per person. For the money the Russian spacecraft Soyuz will carry to the ISS and returning on American, Japanese and European astronauts until the middle of 2016 For five years, a ticket to orbit has tripled in price. So the impact on prices, the monopoly in the field of manned flights in the next five years, only the Russian ships can serve as regular transport to the ISS, and the prices for this type of service dictates the Roscosmos.

Space is getting more expensive by 10% per year

The amount of new agreements signed by Roskosmos and NASA, to $753 million For this money the Federal space Agency will deliver to the ISS and returning on 12 astronautalis USA, EU and Japan. Thus, the price of one round-trip ticket totaled a record $62,75 million we are Talking about flying in 2014-2016 To mid 2014 one-year contract with NASA, Roscosmos, for which astronauts delivered to the ISS and back for $55,8 million, he was signed in April last year. And the year before that was awarded a similar contract for $51 million per seat. Today NASA astronauts delivered to the ISS “Unions” at the price of $47 million Based on current pricing dynamics, every year ticket to the ISS going up by about 10% in dollars. And as for professional astronauts and space tourists. So, in the middle of the zero tourists paid for an eight-day visit to the ISS a little more than $20 million, and today the company Space Adventures is selling the same package for more than $50 million.

Space carting Russia earned more than $3 billion

“We signed with NASA an agreement is a contract renewal, existing since 1993 — said “Marker” Alexei Krasnov, head of manned programs Roscosmos. The contract was signed in the framework of the activities of the Commission of Mountains–Tchernomyrdin and initially related to joint work on the orbital station “Mir”. Launched in 1986 flooded in 2001, Then the cooperation continued on the ISS. To date, the total value of the contract exceeded $3 billion”.

According to Krasnov, the price of delivery of astronauts to the ISS each time discussed anew: “thus, when broke out the global financial crisis, we were able to agree with partners on the correction factor, which protects both parties from unintended consequences of fluctuations of global financial market”.

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