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Trump Seeks To End Funding For The International Space Station

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President Donald Trump has announced his intention to end his funding for the international space station.

President Donald Trump has announced his intention to end his funding for the international space station by 2025

The Trump administration is preparing to end support for the International Space Station program by 2025, according to a draft budget proposal reviewed by The Verge. Without the ISS, American astronauts could be grounded on Earth for years with no destination in space until NASA develops new vehicles for its deep space travel plans.

The private space industry is supports an extension of the International Space Station until at least 2028.

Many in the commercial space industry want NASA to extend the program again through 2028: the year that many consider to be the end of its operational lifetime. That would give NASA time to figure out a way to transition operations of the ISS to the commercial sector full-time or time for companies to establish a commercial module in lower Earth orbit.