According to a document obtained by The Washington Post, which first reported the news, the current White House does not plan to abandon the ISS, but instead is developing a "transition plan" to hand it off to the private sector.
"In support of enabling a timely development and transition of commercial capabilities in LEO where NASA could be one of many customers in the mid-2020s, the Administration is proposing to end direct Federal support for the ISS in 2025 under the current NASA-directed operating model", the document states.
The administration will reportedly ask for $150 million in the 2019 fiscal year in its budget request on Monday.
The plan to privatize the station - the largest single human structure even put in space - is expected to draw out-of-this-world criticism because the U.S. has spent almost $100 billion to build and operate it, the Washington Post said.
The NASA document notes that the station's worldwide partners are each at a different state in planning for operations of the ISS beyond 2024.
GOP Sen. Ted Cruz said last week he hopes reports about the possibility of ending funding "prove as unfounded as 'Bigfoot'".
According to the Washington Post, the USA plan involves privatizing the ISS, a low-orbit space laboratory piloted by the American space agency NASA and developed jointly with its Russian counterpart, Roscosmos.
The spacecraft, known as Progress MS-08 in Russian Federation, is carrying 3 tons of food, fuel and other supplies for the station's six-person Expedition 54 crew and was scheduled to make a superfast 3.5-hour trip to the orbiting lab after liftoff.
"It will be very hard to turn ISS into a truly commercial outpost because of the worldwide agreements that the United States is involved in".
NASA did not immediately respond to Geek's request for comment.
"It's inherently always going to be an worldwide construct that requires USA government involvement and multinational cooperation", he explained.
Mark Mulqueen, Boeing's space station programme manager, said: "Walking away from the International Space Station now would be a mistake, threatening American leadership and hurting the commercial market as well as the scientific community".
The U.S. and its allies are not ruling out military action against North Korea , Vice President Mike Pence told NBC News . Ms Kim invited Mr Moon to visit "at the earliest date possible", a spokesman for South Korea's presidential palace said.
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The 28-year-old is a crucial part of the North's Games delegation led by Kim Yong Nam, North Korea's nominal head of state. The priority for the two Koreas is holding meetings between their militaries to eliminate the risk of armed conflict.
It means Pep Guardiola's side can now win the title at the Etihad against Jose Mourinho's team in their meeting on April 7 . Kevin De Bruyne's contribution in the thrashing of Leicester merited as much praise.
But it made no mention of US President Mike Pence , who was seated in the same box as Moon and the two North Koreans. The South Korean President also stressed the need for the Communist North to resume its dialogue with the US .
Now the unit is on its way to its new objective , the double asteroid 2014 MU69 to which he will arrive in January 2019. So long as the mission goes according to plan, New Horizons could hold on to its lead for a long time.
India and Oman on Sunday signed eight Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs), including pacts on tourism and military cooperation . "This is the example of a changing work culture in new India ", the prime minister said .
Three people killed in today's Grand Canyon helicopter crash were from the United Kingdom , according to authorities in Arizona. Teddy Fujimoto told CNN affiliate KSNV he was in the area taking photographs when he witnessed the aftermath of the crash.
He added that the officials spoke about inter-Korean relations under a "friendly atmosphere" at the Presidential Blue House. The statement from the Ministry of Unification came after the North Korean delegation concluded its three-day visit.
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