February 12, 2018
Could the International Space Station become a commercial venture run by private industry?
That is the wish of the White House, which hopes to end funding for the costly program within a few years, The Washington Post reported Sunday.
The US plan, the paper said, involves privatizing the ISS, a low-orbit space station piloted by the US space agency NASA and developed jointly with its Russian counterpart.
The station has allowed international crews — notably in collaboration with the Canadian, European and Japanese space agencies — to pursue scientific research in the environment of a low Earth orbit.
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