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Cruise shuttle docked with space habitat

In this speculative illustration a reusable space tourism "cruise" shuttle is docked with the International Space Station (ISS) at an altitude of 250 miles.

Visible elements of the ISS include a pressurized mating adapter (PMA), an international docking adapter (IDA), and several manned modules.

This shuttle is 75 feet long by 55 feet wide.

Earth image courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center

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