NASA’s Bridenstine tells Europe that U.S. is not quitting the space station in 2025

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told the 22-nation European Space Agency that NASA will not cease funding the International Space Station in 2025 despite President Donald Trump’s budget proposal suggesting that this is the case.

Bridenstine said while the budget calls for the end of direct NASA funding for ISS, the absence of direct funding “does not mean no funding.”

“I envision a future beyond 2025, where the International Space Station is still very vibrant and utilized,” Bridenstine said in a Dec. 13 speech to ESA’s . . .

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