Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Trump Administration: End NASA Funding for ISS by 2025

HANDOUT- NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS- DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS NASA astronauts step out on a spacewalk to repair the robotic arm at the International Space Station
Guillermo Lane | 28 January, 2018, 00:32

A recent draft of a budget proposal, independently reviewed by the Verge, has found that the move to end support for the ISS will be part of the draft when it appears for an official budget request on 12 February.

Funding for the International Space Station amounts to $125 Billion annually, which is shared between all participating countries. In an interview, Bob Bigelow, the company's chief executive, said that he plans to launch two space habitats to low Earth orbit by 2021. NASA is studying its viability to as long as 2028.

NASA already has begun talks with space station partners on the cislunar outpost known as the Deep Space Gateway, which is likely to be built in cooperation with Russian Federation and other nations. The Verge said an intention to cancel funding could signal to worldwide partners the United States isn't interested in the program's continuation - and many of those partners haven't yet decided if they'll keep working on the effort after 2024.

The White House has said repeatedly that it intends to recommit the nation to space exploration, in partnership with the private sector and the worldwide community. Instead, he argued NASA needs to let the market decide the number of types of stations that can thrive in the post-ISS era.

The plan is already generating opposition from those who want to leave the door open for continued government involvement in the space station beyond 2025, including Sen. "We have to have a completely different mindset".

River Seine continues to rise due to record rainfall
The December-January period is now the third-wettest since the beginning of data collection in 1900, according to Meteo France . Many media sources are now looking back to June 2016, when water levels in Paris reached more than 20 feet (six meters).


Although the work on the ISS has made a great contribution to humanity's understanding of space, it is a massive drain on NASA's (static) budget. That policy will reportedly include other commercial opportunities. Several companies have expressed interest in such efforts, including former Google Lunar X Prize competitors and Blue Origin, which announced its Blue Moon lunar cargo lander concept past year.

At the same time, NASA would ramp up a campaign focused on the vicinity of the moon, known as cislunar space, to "establish US pre-eminence to, around and on the moon".

NASA sees the Deep Space Gateway as a steppingstone to Mars missions in the 2030s.

"We've been working on the plan". "I think when the budget comes out folks will see what we've been asked to go do and how we think we're going to do it".

Last year, Trump signed the NASA Transition Authorization Act, requiring the space organization to figure out a way to divert the ISS away from NASA funding.

Recommended

  • McIlroy hot in late stages of 2nd round to take Dubai lead

    McIlroy hot in late stages of 2nd round to take Dubai lead

    France's Alex Levy and Haydn Porteous of South Africa are another shot back in third place. Hopefully [I'll] get off to a good start tomorrow.
    Sky Sports pundit makes big Chelsea and Real Madrid transfer claim

    Sky Sports pundit makes big Chelsea and Real Madrid transfer claim

    Valencia kept pressing, and deservedly got one back when Santi Mina headed in Dani Parejo's corner. Both spot-kicks were clinically converted too , giving Neto no chance in the Valencia goal.
    Apple previewed iOS 11.3 with some strong upgraded and updates

    Apple previewed iOS 11.3 with some strong upgraded and updates

    If you're not already on the newest version of iOS, your iPhone or iPad will tell you you're ready to download that update. The developer preview of iOS 11 .3 is available to iOS Developer Program, iOS 11 .3 will be available this spring.
  • Wynn Resorts shares plunge as casino mogul accused of sexual misconduct

    Wynn Resorts shares plunge as casino mogul accused of sexual misconduct

    The company says it is committed to operating with the "highest ethical standards and maintaining a safe and respectful culture". The Massachusetts Gaming Commission said it was launching a review following the allegations published by the Journal .
    Trump says he didn't know UK far-right group were 'horrible racists'

    Trump says he didn't know UK far-right group were 'horrible racists'

    The President of the United States was giving an interview to his old chum and Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan . London Mayor Sadiq Khan called for Prime Minister May to withdraw her offer for Trump to make a state visit.
    Former CB Marlon Humphrey arrested in Tuscaloosa

    Former CB Marlon Humphrey arrested in Tuscaloosa

    After arriving at his hotel, the Uber driver escalated the situation and got in Humphrey's face, according to the lawyer. He goes on to write that the police spoke to him in the hotel room, where Humphrey maintained that the charger was his.
  • Punjab: Two gangsters killed in encounter with police

    Punjab: Two gangsters killed in encounter with police

    Replying to questions, DGP Arora justified the need for a stringent law like PCOCA to effectively deal with criminals. He continued to dodge the police after his escape from Nabha jail alongwith six other gangsters and a terrorist.
    Czech presidential vote seen as test of pro Russian Federation  incumbent

    Czech presidential vote seen as test of pro Russian Federation incumbent

    A political newcomer with no political party affiliation, Drahos has said he is anxious about the rise of extremism and populism. He once called the 2015 migrant crisis "an organised invasion" of Europe , claiming Muslims were "impossible to integrate".
    Senior Bowl: Day 3 Practice Observations

    Senior Bowl: Day 3 Practice Observations

    In fact, he was reminded of that before a Senior Bowl practice, according to a very amusing account from Sports Illustrated. When the ball is in your hand with a couple of minutes left and you take them down and score.
  • UN official: Rohingya not yet safe to return

    UN official: Rohingya not yet safe to return

    Ambassador in Yangon and the State Department of his intention to resign but did not seek their guidance or permission to do so. Almost 690,000 Rohingya have fled a Myanmar army crackdown and crossed over to Bangladesh in recent months.
    Rapper Nelly Accused of Assaulting Two More Women

    Rapper Nelly Accused of Assaulting Two More Women

    Nelly allegedly pulled up his trousers , walked towards her, and again dropped his trousers and started masturbating. Greene first made her accusations against Nelly in October of 2017, and the rapper was arrested shortly thereafter.
    UEFA Nations League Draw: Who's in Croatia's Group?

    UEFA Nations League Draw: Who's in Croatia's Group?

    In March 2020, each Nations League tier will have a four-team playoff bracket with the victor advancing to Euro 2020. The UEFA Nations League trophy on display during the group-stage draw in Lausanne , Switzerland, on Wednesday.

Coincheck Exchange stops all cryptocurrency withdrawals after a possible scare Coincheck Exchange stops all cryptocurrency withdrawals after a possible scare Coincheck , a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange, said it will reimburse customers who lost money in a $534.8 million hacking theft. It is hard to ascertain the impact of the loss of Coincheck's trading volumes on the overall cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Trump State of the Union address 2018 Trump State of the Union address 2018 And Ronald Reagan took advantage of television to show off special guests sitting in the crowd, a custom still in practice. For President Obama's final response, Nikki Haley - now the United States' ambassador to the UN, - delivered the response.

Pelicans star to miss remainder of the season Pelicans star to miss remainder of the season Cousins , who put together a triple-double in the contest, landed awkwardly chasing down a rebound in the game's final seconds. In Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 41 points and 13 rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks defeat the Brooklyn Nets 116-91.

Mike Flanagan to direct The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep Mike Flanagan to direct The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep Doctor Sleep is officially beginning to coalesce at Warner Bros., and we'll be keeping you right up-to-date as this story unfolds. Stanley Kubrick's 1980 classic The Shining starred Jack Nicholson , Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, and Scatman Crothers.

Jordan Henderson injury update ahead of FA Cup tie against West Brom Jordan Henderson injury update ahead of FA Cup tie against West Brom However, Adam Lallana will miss out with a minor muscle tear, as will Ragnar Klavan (muscle), and James Milner (dead leg). However, West Brom were able to leave Anfield with a point when they visited the Reds in December in a League fixture.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange asks United Kingdom court to scrap arrest warrant WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange asks United Kingdom  court to scrap arrest warrant They argue that Assange shouldn't be immune from the law simply because he has managed to evade justice for years. A decision on whether to quash Assange's arrest warrant is due to be made at the same court on 6 February.

Police called to supermarket riot over discounted Nutella Police called to supermarket riot over discounted Nutella According to the news organization Le Progr├Ęs , more than 1 million jars of Nutella were sold during the first day of discounts. That apparently was too good of deal for some, with the deal leading to people jostling each other to get to the Nutella .

Miocic and Cormier to headline UFC 226 in heavyweight championship match-up Don't expect this to be the only superfight the UFC puts together in 2018. "So no, I'm not gonna fight Stipe Miocic ". Whether or not the fight happens, White definitely seems intent on playing his part to try to get the deal done.

New Air Force One refrigerators to cost almost $24 million New Air Force One refrigerators to cost almost  $24 million As president-elect, Trump trashed Boeing's stock by attacking on Twitter the high-priced Air Force One program. It'll cost taxpayers almost $24 million.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Pictures and Variants Leaked Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Pictures and Variants Leaked Coming to the Galaxy S9 +, the smartphone will bear a 6GB of RAM and it will come in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB of storage options. Samsung is said to differentiate the two models by keeping the dual camera system exclusive to the Galaxy S9 Plus .

Rainbow Six: Siege event introduces loot boxes, $20 price increase Rainbow Six: Siege event introduces loot boxes, $20 price increase As it's evolved to include more and more content, Rainbow Six Siege has become one of the greatest "bang for your buck" titles. Ubisoft teased a new limited-time event for " Rainbow Six Siege " together with some changes to its retail versions.

Nintendo is shutting down 'Miitomo' social network/game on May 9th Nintendo is shutting down 'Miitomo' social network/game on May 9th Nintendo has put up an official notice of closure on its Miitomo landing page, and the service will be shut down in its entirety on May 9.

Qualcomm fined $1.2B for violating antitrust rules Qualcomm fined $1.2B for violating antitrust rules They were also denied business opportunities with other customers that could have followed from securing Apple as a customer. It also meant Apple would have to repay all of Qualcomm's money if it made a decision to give its business to a rival.

NCAA Investigating Michigan State Over Larry Nassar Case NCAA Investigating Michigan State Over Larry Nassar Case But after her third appointment, Nassar asked her to change into "orange baggy shorts" and then preceded to assault her. A judge has told a MI sports doctor accused of sexually assaulting women and girls, "I just signed your death warrant".

Coca-Cola European Partners plc (CCE) Coca-Cola European Partners plc (CCE) The current trailing twelve-month payout ratio for the stock is 50.83%, meaning the dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. It has underperformed by 45.65% the S&P500.The move comes after 7 months positive chart setup for the $8.87 million company.