In a press conference held recently, NASA (NASA) Exploration Systems Development Deputy Director Bill Hill pointed out that the agency is considering a decade after the International Space Station transferred to private operators. During the NASA Mars mission symposia, Hill talked about how the body arrived at the red planet's long-term planning, including to join SpaceX and other commercial space companies: & ldquo; NASA is trying to promote economic development in near-Earth orbit, and our the ultimate vision is to be delivered to the space station is to have a certain ability of commercial entities to continue research & rdquo near earth orbit ;.
Bill Hill is expected to be implemented in mid-2020.
This statement is published in the International Space Station astronauts are preparing to installA new docking adapterprior to. Hill gives the timeline, the time (until 2024) to close the station and the Obama administration promised match.
Construction of the station began in 2000, the International Space Station has been circling the earth for 16 years in harsh environments. It was originally designed to consider only 15 years, but its prime contractor, Boeing is able to run up to 2028Feasibility study(Almost twice as many pre-designed time).
With the rise of the private space industry, business cooperation will be to maintain the station's an excellent choice. As the agreement is what it looks like and it can be in the future stars in the role of the character, it is not yet very clear.