The White House plans to stop funding for the station after 2024, ending direct federal support of the orbiting laboratory.
As the USA has already spent some $100 billion to launch, operate and support the orbital station, the plan is expected to face stiff opposition.
"NASA will expand global and commercial partnerships over the next seven years in order to ensure continued human access to and presence in low Earth orbit", the document says.
Republican Senator Ted Cruz said he hoped that reports of the plans "prove as unfounded as Bigfoot", adding: "One of the dumbest things you can do is cancel programs after billions in investment when there is still serious usable life ahead". Frank Slazar, the vice president of space systems for the Aerospace Industries Association, pointed out to the Post that the global agreements the United States signed regarding the creation of the ISS would render making it a commercial outpost tricky.
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In a statement, Boeing's Space Station manager Mark Mulqueen said that "handing over a rare national asset to commercial enterprises before the private sector is ready to support it could have disastrous consequences for American leadership in space and for the chances of building space-focused private enterprise".
As it prepares a transition plan, the White House said it "will request market analysis and business plans from the commercial sector and solicit plans from commercial industry".
The station has allowed global crews - notably in collaboration with the Canadian, European and Japanese space agencies - to pursue scientific research in the environment of a low Earth orbit.
It's not clear what private company might take over the station - companies like SpaceXfrequently make deliveries there, while Boeing operates the station for NASA. Subcontractor operations gained momentum during the Obama presidency.
Their full budget plan is slated to come out tomorrow, when they will apparently ask for $150 million to help groom private companies into potential successors for ISS ownership.
In 2015, then President Pranab Mukherjee had flown to Tel Aviv in Israel and traveled by road to Ramallah . Modi arrived here on the first leg of his tour of three West Asian countries, including Palestine .
Fellow Sex and the City co-star, Cynthia Nixon, 51, also commented on the post , writing: "Hey Kim such very bad news". She added : "Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now".
Its the " climax " to the Fifty Shades series and judging from the critical response Fifty Shades Freed is 1 film too many. We expect similar if not even more robust results for Valentine's Day on Wednesday.
For HY18, JB Hi-Fi posted a 24.9% increase in EBIT - $225.8 million versus $180.8 million recorded in the same period past year . JB Hi-Fi has increased its interim dividend by 19.4 per cent to 86 cents per share, fully franked.
Of course, Nagasu had a huge night Sunday as well, becoming the first American woman to land a triple axel in Olympic competition. Midori Ito and Mao Asada, both from Japan, are the only other women to land the jump at the Olympics, according to Yahoo News .
Airlines with A320neos that have the affected engines will have to ground some of their planes, the Journal said. About 113 Pratt & Whitney engines now equip the A320neo family of aircraft, which are used by 18 customers.
Texthelp, the company that provides Browsealoud, has confirmed that the compromised plugin has been taken offline. The Queensland Government legislation website appears to be among the Australian sites affected.
Rodney Hood , another new acquisition from the Utah Jazz, came up with 15 points as the Cavaliers improved to 33-22. The Celtics recently signed Greg Monroe, who was waived by the Phoenix Suns, to add some offensive punch up front.
Barcelona 0 Getafe 0
Defending champion Real Madrid routed Real Sociedad 5-2 at home on Saturday behind a hat trick by Cristiano Ronaldo. The result ended a run of six straight defeats in all competitions for Valencia.
Tonga braces for Cyclone Gita after storm batters Samoa
Gita was a lesser category 1 cyclone when it passed over Samoa on Saturday, causing widespread flooding and loss of electricity. Gita is now bearing down on Tonga as a category 4 storm. "We are looking at major structural damage", he warned.
Socceroos star Mooy stretchered off in Huddersfield win
Huddersfield's only victory in their last 11 games against Bournemouth was by 5-1 in the Championship in August 2013. The Yorkshire club are now out of the relegation zone, sitting one point above 18th placed Southampton .
Suspect among 5 dead in Kentucky shooting spree
Five people are dead after a man opened fire in two different residences in Johnson County, Ky. before turning the gun on himself. Nickell was also in the apartment and had a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the newspaper reports.
These displays of unity at the Olympics fill us with hope
The Koreas previously held summits in 2000 and 2007, both hosted in Pyongyang by Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un's late father. Only 70 years after the nation split, and despite a common language, the differences between the two halves are vast.
Trump blocks release of Democrats' memo
In a statement , Mr Nunes said: "It's no surprise that these agencies recommended against publishing the memo without redactions". Democrats say the GOP memo contradicts its own premise that the Russian Federation investigation began with Page and the dossier.
Pence: 'No daylight' between U.S. , allies on North Korea
Kim appears to have chose to approach South Korea first, and leverage the link with Seoul to bring about talks with Washington. A big one could be a demand to cease the US-South Korean war games that North Korea claims are preparation for invasion.