Almost half of the proposed $19.9 billion budget - $10.5 billion - is earmarked for "an innovative and sustainable campaign of exploration and lead the return of humans to the Moon for long-term exploration and utilisation followed by human missions to Mars and other destinations", according to a NASA overview. Last year, Russian Federation revealed plans to build a luxury hotel on the station - however, the Trump administration's decision to cut funding in 2024 would make it impossible for the hotel to turn a profit sooner than that.
"Their momentum continues this year toward the first integrated launch of the system in fiscal year 2020 around the Moon and a mission with crew in 2023", Mr Lightfoot said.
"The ISS is built for science and human exploration, it's not built for profit seeking", said Andrew Rush, the chief executive of Made In Space, a company that uses 3-D printing to manufacture objects on the space station.
Congress has directed NASA to study the feasibility of extending space station operations, which cost about $3 billion a year, to 2028 or 2030.
Democrat senator Bill Nelson of Florida, who was once an astronaut himself, said "turning off the lights and walking away from our sole outpost in space" made no sense.
Beginning during the presidency of George W Bush (2001- 2009), NASA has subcontracted certain ISS support operations, starting with the supply flights now carried out by the SpaceX and Orbital ATK companies - a trend that gained speed during the Obama presidency.
Even if it weren't, it's not clear how a privatized space station could operate. The end of the shuttle program prompted NASA to turn over supply runs to the commercial sector.
And SpaceX and Boeing are each developing spacecrafts to send astronauts to and from the space station. These commercial flights will represent the first astronaut launches from US soil since NASA's shuttles stopped flying.
The 2019 NASA budget would be $19.9 billion, but it would drop down to $19.6 billion for the next several years.
Air travel giant Boeing and Elon Musk's SpaceX are now at work on crew capsule to send USA astronauts to the space station via commercial flight, according to the Post.
The American leader stressed out that this time, the mission on the moon will not only follow the installation of the United States flag and to just leave traces on the lunar ground, but also to establish "the main base for a possible journey to Mars".
NASA's acting administrator, Robert Lightfoot, called the plan "very exciting" with lots of potential, despite what he said were some hard decisions that went into it.
When that mission launches, it will be the first human mission to the Moon since Apollo 17 in 1972. Among them: the proposed end of WFIRST, a telescope with 100 times the field of view of the Hubble Space Telescope. The budget for the mission was already being trimmed down after it was found to be getting too costly.
Harry Kane scored the victor as Tottenham Hotspurs beat Arsenal 1-0 win in the north London derby at Wembley on Saturday. It would have been cruel on Tottenham , who are now 17 points off the top of the table but up to third.
Trudeau indicated his government was in no rush to deal with amnesty ahead of when the new legal cannabis regime takes effect. Trudeau promoted his country's fast-track employment permit for certain workers, dubbed the "global skills strategy visa".
The Status Yellow rain warning applies to Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal for 24 hours to Just before midnight Saturday. THE COUNTRY IS facing a wet and windy weekend, as Met Éireann has issued three separate weather warnings.
The market is still trying to find its footing after Monday's huge meltdown, when the Dow fell 1,175 points - a one-day record . Traders rushed to the safety of the Treasury amidst the sell-off stocks , with the ten-year yield at 2.72% down 12 basis point.
Microsoft says a lot of modern machines are capable of playing HDR but need to be calibrated in the factory to be able to do so. However, it's unclear when, or indeed if Microsoft plans to roll out these updates to the greater Windows 10 install base.
Experts said that people who ate quickly did not allow time for the brain to read cues from the gut that it was no longer empty. Reducing the eating speed also seems to act as a protective factor against non-communicable disease like type 2 diabetes .
Virginia was the top overall seed in preliminary NCAA Tournament rankings released on Sunday, a day after losing to the Hokies. John's and Purdue to Ohio State and Michigan State, Sunday's seedings included only the top 16 and bracketed them by region.
Even though he had more wins, he had a different schedule than her and had many more opportunities and different risk tolerance". Sofia Goggia is going into her first Winter Olympics with the aim of stealing the show from American superstar Lindsey Vonn .
The project is still in very early stages of development, and not much is known about it, other than the fact that it exists. The app is now only being offered to Android users as part of a test, which select people have been invited to.
Corpus Christi police responded to the 1200 block of Cambridge Drive, near Ray High School, just after 7 p.m., police Lt. The suspect, 28-year-old Marco Antonio Moreno, immediately surrendered to congregants after the stabbing, Hooper said.
"This decision strips loving same-sex couples of the right to marry and jeopardizes Bermuda's worldwide reputation and economy". The Human Rights Campaign Global complained the new law strips same-sex Bermudian couples of the right to marry.
UCL: Spurs hold Juve in Turin
Both full-backs conceded penalties and Davinson Sanchez had a hard evening too. "If someone thought Juventus could win 4-0 that was not realistic".
Maker of OxyContin to stop promoting opioids to doctors
About 200 remaining Purdue salespeople will focus on promoting the company's drug to treat opioid-induced constipation, Symproic. He said Purdue's decision is helpful, but it won't make a major difference unless other opioid drug companies do the same.
Prominent Pak activist Asma Jahangir passes away
According to initial reports, Jahangir was shifted to a hospital after she complained of chest pain where she breathed her last. Pakistani media reported that the 66-year-old had also been under treatment for cancer for many years.
Chris Mazdzer wins Olympic silver
The best the US had ever done in the Olympic event was fourth-place finishes by Tony Benshoof in 2006 and Adam Heidt in 2002. Then, when he needed it most, Mazdzer delivered in his fourth run.
Martin Schulz: I won't be German foreign minister
A Forsa poll had indicated that nearly three-quarters of Germans thought it would be wrong for Schulz to become foreign minister. A party meeting in January narrowly approved talks with Merkel's Christian Democratic-led bloc, laying bare the divisions.
De Villiers back for last three ODIs against India
Where is the India vs South Africa 4th ODI? "I experienced that today, and that was an fantastic feeling", he added. Umpire Ian Gould had to overturn his decision when an ultra-edge replay showed a spike as the ball passed the bat.
Chelsea Euro bid too big a hurdle: Hazard
Arsenal now sit sixth in the Premier League standings after 26 games and trail leaders Manchester City by 24 points. He signed a two-year extension last year but a disappointing campaign this season could see him dismissed.