Lastly "The Verge.com" is reporting the same essential information and from the above three linked articles it appears that NASA is finally going to try and offset some of the cost of Space travel and research. I don't have a dog in the race, so to say, as poor as I am I'll never make it up there nor would I most likely try to if I could afford it. It could make for some more interesting filming locations are Hollywood money could buy some space and time to film up there. Couldn't you just see an Austin Power's movie from the Space Station? One wonders, since it apparently is just the American part of the Space Station that is up for bid, what the Russians think about this? Given that the Russians are our sole path to the Space Station now is NASA about to restart a new shuttle type program or are they strictly going to leave it to private industry like Jeff Bezos and some other Billionaires to be the future of coming space travel?