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Ex-NASA astronaut says it wouldn't be so bad to transfer space station to private management

When word got out that the Trump administration wanted to end government funding of the International Space Station by 2025, resistance to the idea was swift and forceful.

In a rare sign of just how unpopular it was, two senators from opposing parties - Democrat Bill Nelson of Florida and Republican Ted Cruz of Texas - immediately came out against the proposal, which was contained in the president's 2019 budget blueprint.

But former NASA astronaut Sandy Magnus said that stepping away from the space station could be seen as a sign of progress toward the eventual goal of sending humans

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