As of now, the USA government spends about $3bn (£2.1bn) to $4bn a year on the ISS, representing a total investment of over $87bn in the project that has spanned over 20 years now.
The report mentions that the ISS' end of operational lifetime is set to happen in 2028, and commercial space companies and researchers would like Nasa to continue funding it till then.
NASA spends 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. 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.
In 2014, the Obama administration extended ISS funding until 2024.
The objective of the bill was to free up the $3-4bn a year Nasa spends on ISS - a total of $87bn USA investment - to develop Nasa's own spacecraft and research capabilities.
US President Donald Trump did sign a bill in March 2017 regarding transitioning ISS away from Nasa authority and funding, but the agency has not released information on that and has not responded to a request for comment on the matter as yet. Companies like SpaceX, Orbital ATK and Sierra Nevada Corp are paid billions to fly cargo and supplies there.
Eric Stallmer, the president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, said that he looks "forward to working with the administration on a transition plan for the station that includes the commercial sector playing a vital role". But according to The Verge, "canceling the ISS too early without a viable replacement could lead to a gap of human activities in lower Earth orbit".
"There's no question the ISS is a huge financial albatross around NASA's neck", he said.
To compensate for the lack of space shuttles, the plan was to get private companies involved. NASA is working with worldwide partners to develop a Deep Space Gateway, a space station that would orbit near the moon to help prepare for deep spacemissions. One of them is even attached to the station now, as a test site.
In the same appearance, he also touched upon the future of the ISS.
Starbucks dropped 4.23 per cent after it warned 2018 global cafe sales growth would be at the low end of its forecast. Fourth-quarter gross domestic product increased at a 2.6 per cent annual rate, the Commerce Department reported.
A critical incident team from the Homicide Squad are investigating the incident, including the firearm that was discharged. The attacker was shot dead by officers on the scene with witnesses saying they heard four or five shots.
Sources have informed that the dead bodies of Vicky Gounder and Prema Lahoria have been kept in Civil Hospital of Abohar. The police recovered three weapons from the gangsters including two point 32-bore pistols.
Nelly allegedly pulled up his trousers , walked towards her, and again dropped his trousers and started masturbating. She alleges that he invited her backstage and had a member of his security separate her from her friends.
The Falcon Heavy in early February is based on public statements by Elon Musk and Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX's President and COO. The SpaceX CEO has said the auto will remain in "deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn't blow up on ascent".
Trevor Ariza and Paul made back-to-back 3-pointers and Luc Mbah a Moute added a layup that pulled the Rockets even with 2:34 left. And the Pelicans' earned it on Friday, tallying their most meaningful win since the final day of the 2014-15 regular season.
He was speaking after the ECB's 25-member governing council left its benchmark refinancing rate at an historic low of 0%. His remark at the World Economic Forum in Davos that a weak dollar is good for the USA economy has raised eyebrows.
Board member Joel Ferguson apologized this week for saying previously that some victims were ambulance chasers seeking a payday. "Now is a time to say that no more do sexual assaults or sexual abuse have a place on our campus or any campus in our nation".
While for Wozniacki , 27, she has also played in two grand slam finals, but lost out both times at the US Open in 2009 and 2014. She fought through an ankle injury and cramping during the final, and smiled afterwards answering media questions.
Earlier, British tennis player Kyle Edmund knocked out Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semi-finals. And the Croatian believes he is able to match Federer shot for shot if he has to take him on in another Grand Slam final.
Li leads by one in Dubai
The low round of the day was a 9-under 63 by Andy Sullivan of England, who moved to fifth on the leaderboard at 16 under. Three more followed in the space of four holes from the turn and he finished with another at the last.
Josh Allen has a message for the Cleveland Browns
USC's Sam Darnold , left, and UCLA's Josh Rosen after a 28-23 Trojan win at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 18, 2017. The divorce rate is 50 percent. these guys got three months, at a shotgun rate, trying to figure out who their guy is.
Bandh over Mhadei disrupts life in K'taka
Since 2001, Karnataka has been asking Goa to release 7.6 tmcft (thousand million cubic feet) of the river water. A holiday has been declared to the schools and colleges on January 25th as precautionary measure .
West Coast gets prime view of total lunar eclipse
The good news for us is that we will get to see this eclipse at a relatively convenient time in the morning hours on Wednesday. On 31st January 2018, the full moon day which occurs is going to be the second full moon day of the January month.
Tourists reminded to save water in Cape
The Western Cape region of South Africa was unprepared to handle three consecutive years of severe drought. The company says it will also keep its Springs Way water-collection point in Newlands open 24/7.
Controversial football league XFL set to return in 2020
While that sounds like a ton of money (and it is) Vince's recent transaction only accounts for less than 5% of WWE's shares. In addition, McMahon stated that the league would be a single entity and would not use the franchise model.