The administration of U.S. President Donald trump may stop funding the International space station by 2025, writes The Verge with reference to the project of the American budget. It is noted that in total, the ISS is costing NASA to 3-4 billion dollars a year.
The draft Federal budget shall be approved by the U.S. Congress. The final reading of the February 12 document may change, however, sources to The Verge are confident that funding for the ISS on the line, NASA will indeed be discontinued.
According to the parliamentarians, the contents of the space station is too expensive and hinders the development of American Astronautics. In Congress also believe that NASA should focus on investing in the development of super-heavy cargo rocket and the development of spacecraft for exploration of deep space.
Since 2011, the delivery of crews to ISS and back on Earth deals with Russia. Rent for its astronauts seats on the spacecraft “Soyuz”.
The previous administration of us President Barack Obama extended the stay of the US on the ISS until 2024. “Roscosmos” suggests that ISS will operate until at least 2024, it is possible that the operation of the station extended to 2028.