Under President Donald Trump’s 2019 proposed budget released Monday, U.S. government funding for the space station would cease by 2025. The government would set aside $150 million to encourage commercial development.
Many in the space arena have already expressed concern. Senator Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat who rocketed into orbit in 1986, said it makes no sense to walk away from the space station.
NASA has spent close to $100 billion on the orbiting outpost since the 1990s.
Altogether, the budget seeks to increase NASA’s budget slightly to $19.6 billion.
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