Caption: The international space station is seen from Space Shuttle Discovery as the two spacecraft begin their relative separation in 2008.

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NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson is seen during a Jan. 6, 2017, spacewalk during Expedition 50 aboard the International Space Station. Credit: NASA
International Space Station. Credit: NASA
Dragon after splashdown
With near unanimity, the summit agreed to the following: “The long term goal of the human spaceflight and exploration program of the United States is to expand permanent human presence beyond low-Earth orbit and to do so in a way that will enable human settlement and a thriving space economy. This will be best achieved through public-private partnerships and international collaboration.”
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