The official budget proposal will be released February 12, delayed from February 5 due to the three-day government shutdown earlier this month. Then Congress would have to approve the budget proposal.
NASAspends about $4 billion annually to support the International Space Station and its astronauts living there, and the agency spent almost $100 billion over more than a decade to construct the station.
Under President Obama's administration, Congress approved funding for the space station until 2024.
Astronauts Scott Tingle and Mark Vande Hei, crewmembers of the Expedition 54 aboard the International Space Station (ISS), spent about 6.5 hours outside the space station. The administration also seeks to establish a space station, called Deep Space Gateway, in the vicinity of the moon. The Verge said an intention to cancel funding could signal to worldwide partners the United States isn't interested in the program's continuation - and many of those partners haven't yet decided if they'll keep working on the effort after 2024. In that time Nasa will have to figure out a way to transition to a fully commercial hub in orbit or turn to the commercial sector full time to maintain a hub in space to continue its research. So the White House has come up with a way to stretch the space agency's budget further: Forwarding the bills for the International Space Station to, like, anyone else.
The ISS has been used by both government and commercial agencies in the two decades it's been operational, and is jointly managed by Canadian, European, Russian, Japanese and United States space agencies to test out things like the microgravity environment.
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. This cut could hurt NASA's program once again. It was hoping to be able to hitch a ride with commercial space corporations, but had to purchase more Soyuz flights for 2018 and 2019 after SpaceX and Boeing lagged in becoming certified. Pulling government funding for the ISS by 2025 could limit the value of these commercial crew vehicles, which have been optimized for ISS launches.
Cutting the funding NASA sends to maintain the ISS does free up some funds, but it could be harmful in the short run if those funds make technology that has nowhere to be tested.
The U.S. jobless rate was 4.1 percent, unchanged from November and 0.5 percentage points lower than the same time the year before. Construction and the leisure and hospitality industries both were up by 3,100 jobs.
It said the rebels planned to strike Syrian troops in what it described as a US -sponsored attempt to disrupt Syria peace talks. The two sides disagreed about the content of telephone talks between Erdogan and US President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
To start with, plastic in the ocean is a magnet for bacteria, including some implicated in coral diseases. One coral blight that does appear to be exacerbated by plastic is skeletal eroding band disease.
In this study, we have successfully cloned cynomolgus monkeys ( Macaca fascicularis ) by somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). Researchers maintain that cloned monkeys would allow scientists to study "a lot of questions" about primate biology.
Borussia Dortmund have rejected an offer in excess of £50m from Arsenal for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Aubameyang fuelled speculation he was on his way to Arsenal yesterday by packing up his vehicle with boxes.
An FBI agent fatally shot the victim of a kidnapping during a raid early Thursday at a Houston home, authorities said. ET), jolted neighbors - one of whom told NBC affiliate KPRC they awoke to bullets flying: "We just heard gunshots".
One of the most important attendees, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has also affirmed his participation. De Mistura said he talked with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss preparations for the talks in Sochi.
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Trump says he'll cut off Palestinian money without talks
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