A project called “aurum” is set to launch on the International Space Station this year.
The United States government will be investing $50 billion to build a new facility for astronauts to use in space.
“We’re excited to have a new place to put them,” NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden told reporters in Washington, D.C. “And we’re going to use the facility in a new way to help them learn, to have access to technology that can help them to learn faster, to be able to learn to do their job better.”
The new facility will house about 5,200 astronauts.
Bolden and other officials have already announced plans to spend $500 million to build the station’s new lab, which will house scientists and astronauts.
This is not the first time the United Nations has set up a space station for human exploration.
In the 1990s, the Soviet Union built its own orbital outpost and built a station on its own moon.
While space travel is an expensive endeavor, space tourism is on the rise.
According to a 2013 study by the Brookings Institution, the number of Americans traveling to space has more than doubled since 2000.
At the moment, NASA is planning to launch its next spacecraft in 2021.
That means the United State is set for a number of launches this year as well.
One of the more intriguing features of the “auruma” project is the ability for astronauts on the space station to transfer their data back to Earth.
This is the first step toward sending astronauts into space with the hope of getting a better understanding of what happens to the Earth’s atmosphere as it orbits the sun.
The International Space Development Corporation (ISDC) has partnered with the American Astronaut Center to work on the “space-based data transfer and analysis center” (SBDC), an initiative designed to provide scientific data to help the United Nation and other countries prepare for a future manned mission to Mars.
The goal is to provide a “global, multidisciplinary science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) community in space,” according to a statement on the organization’s website.
The program will be launched with an unmanned payload in 2021, and then a manned mission in 2024.