The Trump administration wants more privatization in space — specifically, the International Space Station. The administration’s latest budget proposal would see the ISS funded and run by private industry instead of the U.S. government. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood spoke with Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams to unpack the most important aspects of the president’s budget proposal. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation.
Kimberly Adams: What this document really is is the administration saying, "Here's what we think is important, and here's what we're planning to go in terms of our plans for space." And so, you know, it doesn't give a ton of detail about things and really what's important is the trend lines — where and in what sections of NASA the money is going up and in what sections the money is going down.