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Trump Budget Would Privatize the International Space Station, Make NASA a ‘Customer’

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Trump Budget Would Privatize the International Space Station, Make NASA a ‘Customer’
Private companies like SpaceX have taken an outsized role in space travel in recent years—and President Donald Trump wants to keep it that way. Trump’s proposed budget, which will be released later today, includes a plan to turn the International Space Station (ISS) over to the private sector by 2025. Under this plan, NASA would be “one of many customers” of the ISS, along with space industry groups. The White House said in a budget document obtained by The Washington Post that it hopes “to enable the development and maturation of commercial entities and capabilities which will ensure that commercial...
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