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Senate Bill Introduced for ISS Extension to 2030, Human Space Settlement Amendment

Jeff Foust, for SpaceNews:

Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) introduced the Advancing Human Spaceflight Act Feb. 27, with its central provision authorizing an extension of operations of the ISS from 2024 to 2030.

Perhaps the most forward-looking portion of the bill would amend the National Aeronautics and Space Act to make human space settlement a national goal, inserting language declaring that “human space settlement and a thriving space economy will enhance the general welfare of the United States.”

The latter will not happen until the former is ended.

I am very supportive of the human space settlement amendment, but 11 more years of ISS makes me woozy.