Since 2000, astronauts have been living and working aboard the International Space Station (ISS), that was designed for a 15-year lifetime.
Airbus has revealed a new design for a space station that could be used for scientific research or even space tourism.
The station, called LOOP, will operate in Low-Earth or Lunar Orbit.
The design features a modular structure that can be easily expanded, and configured for various experiments and missions.
The Airbus space station would also be equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including a 3D printer, a robotic arm, and virtual reality systems.
Airbus hopes that LOOP will help to advance scientific research, exploration, and space tourism.
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