US wants to privatize International Space Station: report

The Trump administration wants to end direct NASA funding for the International Space Station by 2025 — but that doesn’t necessarily mean the US will stop sending people into orbit around Earth by then. Instead, NASA hopes to transition the domain of lower Earth orbit, where the space station resides, to the commercial space industry over the next seven years. But what would it take for private space companies to take over this area of space — and what exactly would they do up there? An option would be for one or more companies to take over full-time management of the International Space Station (ISS). But the orbiting lab is expensive to fly: NASA spends between $3 billion and $4 billion each year to keep the station afloat, and that’s... Continue reading…

US wants to privatize International Space Station: report

Could the International Space Station become a commercial venture run by private industry?

Mon 12 Feb 18 from Phys.org

Donald Trump planning to turn International Space Station into commercially-run property venture

White House will end federal funding for orbiting laboratory in 2024 - leaving the facility's future open to question

Mon 12 Feb 18 from The Independent

The Trump administration wants to turn the International Space Station into a commercially-run venture

The White House's plan to end federal support of the orbiting laboratory and privatize it would likely run into strong opposition.

Sun 11 Feb 18 from The Washington Post

Trump wants to defund space station, make it a private venture - CNET

An internal NASA document obtained by CBS News suggests the White House plans to stop funding the ISS after 2024, turning it over to private industry.

Mon 12 Feb 18 from CNET

Report: Trump Administration Wants to Take ISS Private

Not only does the White House plan to end support for the International Space Station after 2024, but it wants to take the orbiting lab private. The Trump administration is reportedly working ...

Mon 12 Feb 18 from Geek.com

Trump wants to privatize the International Space Station

The Trump administration is thinking about privatizing the International Space Station, according to NASA documents obtained by the Washington Post.

Mon 12 Feb 18 from Daily Mail

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