However, the Private Companies may only run some parts of the ISS and give up other parts. Bridenstein does not specify which companies are interested in the ISS. He stressed that many options are feasible, and the Trump administration and NASA have yet to make a decision.
But Bridenstine said the United States will continue to maintain low earth orbit continuous access. He said he did not want to see things like Space Shuttle happen again. Space Shuttle has been suspended before the replacement is ready.
The White House declined to comment, and NASA did not immediately respond to requests for comment.