Sen. Bill Nelson statement on International Space Station

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Following is a statement from U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), the top Democrat on the Senate Commerce Committee which oversees NASA, on the president’s budget proposal to end funding for the International Space Station by 2025:

“The administration’s budget for NASA is a nonstarter. If we’re ever going to get to Mars with humans on board and return them safely, then we need a larger funding increase for NASA. The proposal would also end support for the International Space Station in 2025 and make deep cuts to popular education and science programs. Turning off the lights and walking away from our sole outpost in space at a time when we’re pushing the frontiers of exploration makes no sense.”


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