Trump administration wants to end ISS funding in 2025

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If there's no wall, there's no DACA fix Trump appears to call out Samsung over missing Federal Bureau of Investigation text messages Trump Commerce pick told lawmakers he would look at reversing Obama move on internet oversight: report MORE is reportedly planning to request an end to funding for the International Space Station (ISS) by 2025, a move that would be a major hurdle to expanding space exploration efforts.

If Nasa does not contribute to the ISS - a collaborative effort with Russia, Japan, Canada, and Europe - it may leave American astronauts with no ability to conduct research in space.

The draft budget was seen by The Verge.

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It's worth noting that the proposal is just a draft right now and there is no guarantee that it will be the same once it is finally submitted to Congress.

Although the work on the ISS has made a great contribution to humanity's understanding of space, it is a massive drain on NASA's (static) budget. We're talking about $3-4 Billion a year in funding possibly going away within the next 6 years.

The International Space Station-a habitable artificial satellite in low Earth orbit-has been circling us for two decades, and is expected to be used for another ten years, at least. This announcement is also connected to the President's comments in December that it was time for the United States to reclaim America's proud destiny in space.

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Trump is sending us back to the moon.

The argument behind killing the program isn't that it isn't fun, it's that all that money could be put toward more ambitious space goals, like putting humans on the moon or Mars. This includes a new trip to the Moon for an eventual manned flight to Mars.

With the proposed de-funding of the ISS, Mr Trump's "America First" foreign policy doctrine may have been extended to outer space. In return, we have access to a unique laboratory floating above the Earth where experiments can be carried out in microgravity. It is key as a destination for American astronauts who now have no alternative destinations in orbit.

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During the administration of former president Barrack Obama, funding for the ISS was approved through 2024. However, funding for the lunar venture, and the giant rocket to launch it, needs to come from somewhere, and the ISS is the major NASA program approaching the end of its life rather than the beginning.

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