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Space Foundation Comments on International Space Station Mission Extension

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In January, Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham issued a statement regarding the planned extension of the International Space Station mission by four years until 2024.

“The Space Foundation strongly supports the decision to extend the ISS mission to 2024,” said Pulham, “and congratulates NASA and the White House for stepping out smartly to make it so. The ISS is the signature space investment of this generation, and a key building block for Pioneering the rest of our solar system.

“While 2024 seems a distant horizon, it was important to take this decision now, in order to preserve all best options for continuing ISS operations well into the future. We urge Congress to follow the administration’s lead and authorize and fully fund such an extension,” Pulham said.

This article is part of Space Watch: February 2014 (Volume: 13, Issue: 2).

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