Friday, 19 October, 2018

New NASA chief vows US will always have astronauts in orbit

The Expedition 56 crew. Front row from left to right Drew Feustel and Alexander Gerst. Back row from left to right Oleg Artemyev Ricky Arnold Sergey Prokopyev and Serena Aunon-Chancellor Launch set for 6-month space mission
Elijah Vega | 08 June, 2018, 21:06

President Donald Trump's administration is not interested in funding the orbiting lab, which is a joint operation between NASA and the space agencies of Russian Federation (which has its own section of the satellite) and Japan, Europe and Canada (which share the American section).

The annual United States investment in the space lab ranges from $3 to $4 billion.

A majority of Americans say NASA should remain a global leader in space exploration, but a recent Pew Research study looking at the public's perception of the US space program find support for a human mission to the moon or Mars is low.

Bridenstine, the former Oklahoma congressman who was sworn in as leader of the space agency in April 2018, said: 'We're in a position now where there are people out there that can do commercial management of the International Space Station. Epps remains in consideration for future missions, NASA said.

Many Americans are confident private space companies will be profitable, but are more skeptical they will keep space clean. The complex was essentially completed with the retirement of NASA's space shuttles in 2011. Only about 13 percent say they have a great deal of confidence commercial companies will control the problem.

‘Days Gone’ Hits PS4 in February
The recent flurry of trailers shows that's not the case though, and now it has a proper release date too: February 22. The new Sony Playstation 4 and Playstation 4 Pro are unveiled at the Playstation Theater on September 7, 2016 in NY .

Although the media seems infatuated with private companies like Musk's SpaceX, Americans remain traditionally confident in NASA.

Americans weigh in on the space program, lauding NASA's existence as essential.

The astronauts will be tasked with conducting various scientific experiments.

Sending astronauts to Mars: 18% top priority, 45% important but lower priority, 37% not too important or should not be done.

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