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Title    NASA Intends to Privatize International Space Station
Date    Monday August 22 2016, @10:09AM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the Privatized-International-Space-Station-==-PISS? dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=16/08/22/033212

takyon writes:

NASA may sell/lease parts of the International Space Station in the next decade:

NASA has signalled its intention to offload the International Space Station (ISS) some time in the 2020s. News of the sale appeared in the video below, at about the 14:15 mark [YouTube] when Bill Hill, NASA's deputy associate administrator for exploration systems development, ponders the ISS' role in future missions.

"Ultimately our desire is to hand the space station to either a commercial entity or some other commercial capability so that research can continue in low-Earth orbit. We figure that will be around the mid-20s."

Hill and the other speakers in the video explain how NASA is preparing for a crewed Mars mission and outline how the agency is now well and truly in the market for ideas about how to get it done.

Also at SpaceFlight Insider and TechCrunch.

Related:
Russia to Build New Space Station with NASA after ISS
Russia Investigates Downsizing Space Station Crew From Three to Two


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Links

  1. "takyon" - https://soylentnews.org/~takyon/
  2. "sell/lease parts of the International Space Station" - http://m.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/22/nasa_wants_to_sell_international_space_station_to_private_enterprise/
  3. "YouTube" - https://youtu.be/cCxjSjoJw9I?t=14m15s
  4. "SpaceFlight Insider" - http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/missions/iss/nasa-considers-handing-iss-private-company/
  5. "TechCrunch" - https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/18/nasa-hopes-to-hand-international-space-station-to-a-commercial-owner-by-mid-2020s/
  6. "Russia to Build New Space Station with NASA after ISS" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=15/03/30/002221
  7. "Russia Investigates Downsizing Space Station Crew From Three to Two" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=16/08/19/1511213
  8. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=15435

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