The President was speaking about a directive he gave in December 2017 that will allow Nasa "to lead an innovative space exploration program to send American astronauts back to the moon, and eventually Mars". However, the simple fact that it contains details that include ending support for the ISS in 2025 suggests that there is a sentiment of that nature in the White House. The United States has spent almost $100 billion on the orbiting laboratory and has continually looked for ways to keep it flying. The Verge also said many people in the commercial space industry have hoped for another extension until 2028, so NASA could transition ISS operations to the commercial sector, or companies could "establish a commercial module in lower Earth orbit" - which they might not be able to accomplish by 2024. NASA supplies ISS with up to $4 billion annually, and the U.S. is committed to providing money through 2024. The Office of Management and Budget announced January 24 that the fiscal year 2019 budget proposal will be released no earlier than February 12, one week later than planned due to the aftereffects of the government shutdown from January 20 through 22.
A recent draft of the Trump administration's budget proposal calls for the ISS to be defunded to the point where it can not continue, and though the proposal might still change before the official budget request is released on February 12, multiple insiders say that this is the final draft.
In 2014, the Obama administration extended ISS funding until 2024.
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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.
An artist's rendering shows Sierra Nevada Corp.'s concept for a deep-space habitat.
NASA, in turn, has said they won't comment on the budget request until it is released.
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But for all the talk about pulling support from the space station, the White House is on the record with its support of maintaining a human presence in low Earth orbit, the neighborhood in space that the station inhabits. Companies like Bigelow and Axiom need to start developing private markets, everything from space tourism to manufacturing products in microgravity. Congress asked NASA to look at extending the support of the International Space Station through 2028.
"It's one thing to say this is the last space station that will be owned and operated by the federal government", Manber said.
In the same appearance, he also touched upon the future of the ISS.
Next week: See a blue moon and a lunar eclipse
If that crossing corresponds to a full moon, the moon will pass into the Earth's shadow, resulting in a total lunar eclipse. This being a bigger, brighter, reddish-looking blue moon, perhaps we should call the next full moon the super purple moon.