27 July 2018
The Houston Chronicle (7/26) reports that Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness Chairman Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a new bill Thursday that would extend US operation of the ISS to 2030, and called the White House’s plan to end federal funding for the station by 2025 “foolish.” The Space Frontier Act, Cruz wrote in a statement, would continue US “leadership in space by maximizing our utilization and operation of the International Space Station.” Sens. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Ed Markey (D-MA) are co-sponsors of the bill. Federal funding for the ISS is currently scheduled to end in 2024. (Image Credit: NASA)
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