That's according to The Washington Post, which says it's obtained a NASA document that outlines plans for privatization when the USA government stops funding the station in 2025. In other words, to transition to some sort of a public-private partnership.The document says 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".
A budget request to be issued today by the Trump administration will call for US$150 million (RM593 million) to be spent on the ISS in the 2019 fiscal year, and more in succeeding years, "to enable the development and maturation of commercial entities and capabilities which will ensure that commercial successors to the ISS. are operational when they are needed".
However, the Washington Post also reported that the White House apparently doesn't have anyone specific in mind to take over the space station, which costs $US3 -4 billion a year to run and has already run the federal government almost $US100 billion in construction, maintenance, and operational costs.
The fate of the ISS could hinge on a NASA feasibility study into whether the life of the iconic station could be extended to 2028 or beyond.
Stocks end wild week with rally; Dow down 5% Those include worries about a potential rise in US inflation or interest rates and whether budget disputes in Washington. Stocks are sinking again Thursday, extending a streak of losses that has yanked the market away from record highs.
But some questioned who would want to take over the station. The NASA document says that ending federal support of the ISS doesn't mean it will necessarily come down, as "it is possible that industry could continue to operate certain elements of capabilities of the ISS of a future commercial platform".
NASA could stop funding to the International Space Station after 2024, at which point a commercial venture could take over.
. "It's inherently always going to be an worldwide construct that requires United States government involvement and multinational cooperation".
Aerospace company Boeing now operates the station for NASA, which costs $US3 to $US4 billion each year.
Aeronautics giant Boeing now operates the station - which weighs roughly 460 tons - on behalf of NASA.
"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. NASA would just be one of the ISS or that theoretical future private space station's clients, reversing the current arrangement where NASA personnel and their global partners manage the station and conduct onboard experiments.
Prince Miteb was also released after agreeing to pay an unconfirmed sum believed to be billions of dollars. Government officials said 56 people were still being detained late last month in prison, reports the BBC.
Tyler Nicholson of North Bay, Ontario finished just off the podium and ended with a 76.41, which he scored in his second run. McMorris, who suffered a tragic injury in the run up to the Games, finished in third with a 85.20.
Katherine Timpf said Omarosa must know that the only thing she is skilled at is "getting people to hate her". "God no. She subsequently appeared on "Celebrity Apprentice " in 2008 and "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice " in 2013.
The win takes them to within five points off a top-four spot, with a game against Tottenham scheduled for later today. Mkhitaryan looked a completely different player from the man who tore Everton to shreds seven days ago.
Huddersfield starting XI: Lossl, Hadergjonaj, Jorgensen, Schindler, Malone, Hogg, Pritchard, Ince, Mooy, van La Parra, Mounie. Huddersfield and Mooy will wait for the swelling to go down on his knee before assessing the damage with a scan.
The vice president also opted not to attend a dinner where he was expected to sit with a member of the North Korean delegation. Following the talks, South Korean officials said Kim Yo-jong had invited Mr Moon to visit Pyongyang.
On a brighter note, the company's online sales in New Zealand jumped 90 per cent to $4.8m and are now almost 4pc of total sales. Overall profit of the company lifted 37.4% to $151.7 million after Christmas sales helped across its increased store network.
Kim Yo Jong, 30, is the first member of North Korea's ruling family to visit the South since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. Ms Kim, who is said to be very close to her brother, was promoted to the powerful politburo previous year .
Kim's presence at the Olympics has presented people in South Korea and beyond with something new to know about North Korea. A senior White House official confirmed that Moon told Pence he'd be attending the game with the North Korean delegation.
Her second-place finish earned nine points for Team USA and widened the gap between the US and Italy, both fighting for bronze. The husband-and-wife pairs team of Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim placed fourth in their free skate on Sunday.
The Black Panther soundtrack album has been met with critical praise and has now skyrocketed to the top of the iTunes charts. So, when the video was released, she was surprised to see her gold patterned style closely duplicated in a 19-second scene.
Hill would end up scoring 12 points in his debut hitting two threes and providing smart defense on the Celtics' backcourt. It's been a rare sight for the Cavs this year and it was one they'd probably like to see a little bit more of.
Narendra Modi visits Museum of the Future in Dubai
After concluding his historic tour to Palestine , Mr Modi reached Abu Dhabi yesterday evening as part of his three-nation visit . Following his interaction, he met with the business leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Trump warns Israel that settlements 'complicate' peace hopes
Morales was honored during the meal, attended by about 200 people, for his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Asked by editor-in-chief Boaz Bismouth when the U.S. would present its peace plan, Mr Trump said: "We will see what happens".
S.Korean PM hosts lunch for high-ranking N.Korean delegation
Howard had previously gained attention when he chose to cosplay as Kim Jong Un at a marathon event in Hong Kong back in 2013. North and South Korea have shared a heavily fortified border since the Korean War ended in a ceasefire, not a peace treaty.
Sex and the City star criticises actor over 'cruel' message
We had this handsome , funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable script and story", she is quoted as having said to the media. To which Cattrall responded (also on Instagram) with a tirade that began "I don't need your love or support at this tragic".