The U.S. has extended funding of the International Space Station until 2024, or at least until a new president is elected.


I’m still not sure what the purpose of the International Space Station is, but the Obama administration has continued funding it until at least 2024.

This coming from a president who cancelled the last president’s NASA-led mission to return astronauts to the moon. In other words, the extension is subject to being killed in future budgets.

Extending the space station’s life will, according to the press release, “allow us to maximize its potential, deliver critical benefits to our Nation and the world, and maintain American leadership in space.”

That still doesn’t tell me what the ISS is actually good for.

Get more details at http://ow.ly/sqjN7.