Additional nations may join the International Space Station (ISS) partnership as part of a plan to wean NASA from direct funding of the outpost in 2025. Fifteen nations, led by the U.S. and Russia, jointly own and operate the ISS, which has been permanently staffed by rotating crews of astronauts and cosmonauts since November 2000. The Trump administration’s fiscal 2019 $19.9 billion spending plan for NASA allocates $3.6 billion for the ISS, including $2.1 billion for crew and cargo ...

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