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Company will sell diamonds sent into space

A new frontier in the commercialization of cosmos

Clothing, flags, photographs, now even diamonds. The British company The Space Collective, specialized in the sale of objects that have been in space, plans to send these precious stones aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and then bring them back to Earth and sell them as memorabilia. Objects that can worth several tens of thousands of Euros.

The company, thanks to a partnership with Aegis Aerospace that manages the Materials International Space Station Experiment (Misse) space container on the ISS, allows customers to put the objects of their desires into orbit. So, for example, someone can send into space a metal nameplate engraved with their name and provided with a photograph taken by astronauts. This is a new frontier in the commercialization of space. 

Deadlines to order a space diamonds, photos or flags expire in April 2022. For the 400 dollars fee, these items will make a six-month stay in the Misse container. The diamonds will be returned to Earth in May 2023 and delivered to customers the following month. In this case, prices range from 2,500 to 45,000 dollars.

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