Trump’s budget for NASA defunds the space station and includes vague plans for the Moon

The president’s budget request is out, and this is what it means for NASA and its plans to put astronauts on the Moon.

The Trump administration wants NASA to move away from doing business in low orbit around the Earth and instead focus on sending astronauts back to the Moon. That’s according to President Donald Trump’s new budget request, out today, which details how the White House wants to fund NASA in fiscal year 2019. The request instructs NASA to end direct funding for the International Space Station by 2025, while pursuing a coordinated campaign to put humans on the Moon by the mid-2020s, according to a...