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Trump Wants to Privatize the International Space Station

Donald Trump’s administration reportedly wants to end support for the International Space Station after 2024 and then take the orbiting lab private. An excerpt from a document explaining the move says, “It is possible that industry could continue to operate certain elements or capabilities of the ISS as part of a future commercial platform. The space station, a habitable artificial satellite in low Earth orbit, has been circling the planet for two decades. It is expected to be used for at least another 10 years.

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