The Trump Administration Wants to Privatize the Goddamn International Space Station

Image of the International Space Station (ISS). Credit: NASA

Back in summer 2017, the Trump administration took a preliminary swing at ruining space exploration. At a signing ceremony to mark the reinstatement of the National Space Council, Trump talked about “space security,” tried to one-up Buzz Aldrin’s “infinity and beyond” joke with posturing, and emphasized the fact that “Mike [Pence] is very much into space.” I was mortified by the whole affair.

And now, they’ve laid...

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