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Trumponomics: President Considers Plan to Privatize The International Space Station

Trump’s latest real estate venture – space.  The Trump administration is proposing ending federal financing of the International Space Station to permit private business to take over funding the orbiting laboratory, according to the Washington Post.       After a transition period, the federal government would cease direct financing after 2024, the newspaper stated, citing NASA documents. “The decision to end direct federal support for the ISS in 2025 does not imply that the platform itself will be deorbited at that time — it is possible that industry could continue to operate certain elements or capabilities of the ISS as part of… Keep Reading

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Moderate Republicans Cry Foul After Freedom Caucus Member Nominated To Lead NASA

Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) is one of the most conservative members of the House, serving in the chamber’s controversial Freedom Caucus that has stopped many profligate bills and made many waves in Washington D.C. Bridenstine may get the opportunity to take his talents to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as he was named by President Trump to serve as the new head of the organization. Bridenstine was formerly the executive director of the Tulsa Air & Space Museum & Planetarium, and has been a long-time advocate of privatizing space. He is a strong supporter of mining for minerals… Keep Reading

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