Late last year Boeing beat out several other competitors for the prestigious position of main contractor.
NASA agreed to sign a 5.6 billion dollar contract with Boeing to build many of the essential parts of the space station.
The total estimated cost will be over twenty billion dollars (8).
On the International Space Station, there will be a large variety of experiments ranging from improvements of industry to medical advances.
Without gravity they may conceive the technological discoveries that will boost all economies (Goldin 11).
Men who will first land on the moon are already among us.
When it escapes the gravitational pull of the earth, another rocket comes out of the first rocket and continues the journey upward to any destination without any friction because there is nothing, not even air, to slow down its speed. The first is the problem of refueling and supplies.
This will be accomplished by means of a floating platform round the earth on which supplies of all kinds will be stored and this will be used for landing and repairing purposes.
This interplanetary station will be the first stage.
We may need many such interplanetary stations if we attempt long voyages to distant stars like the Mars. Once we escape the gravity of the earth we will cease to have any weight.