RIYADH: Tourists will begin visits to the International Space Station in February, according to the chief revenue officer of US-based space firm Axiom Space.
Tejpaul Bhatia confirmed that two travellers will spend 10 days in space, with the company planning to launch flights every six months, Alarabiya reported.
Axiom Space, a privately funded space infrastructure developer, plans to build the next ISS, which will be the first commercial space station. It is due to connect with the current station until the older satellite is retired from service, Bhatia added.
The main areas of revenue for the construction of its International Commercial Station are space flight, information and advertising, and research and manufacturing — such as pharmaceuticals, he added.