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US confirms commitment to ISS project until 2024

January 08, 2014, 23:03 UTC+3 WASHINGTON

Its operation will not require additional budget funding

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WASHINGTON, January 08, /ITAR-TASS/. The United States has reiterated its commitment to the International Space Station (ISS) project until 2024, officials at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said.

Speaking at a teleconference, they said the decision had been made after studying the technical capabilities of the Station’s equipment. Its operation will not require additional budget funding, they added.

William Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, said the U.S. was committed to its further space exploration plans and stressed that the ISS foreign partners were set to continue joint work as well.

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