Senators Blast NASA and OMB Over Future Of ISS, earlier post “In fact, Congress specifically required that the transition plan include cost estimates for extending operations of the ISS to 2024, 2028, and 2030, and an evaluation of the feasible and preferred service life of the ISS through at least 2028 as a unique scientific, commercial, and space exploration related facility. P.L. 115-10 specifically required the NASA Administrator to deliver a report to Congress no later than December 1, 2017. As of today, that report has not been delivered to Congress as required by federal statute.” Did NASA Deliver The ISS Transition Plan To Congress Required By Law? Update: No, earlier post “I did not hear back from NASA so I sent a second request. Stephanie Schierholz at NASA HQ PAO just sent this reply to my second request: “NASA is keeping Congress apprised as to the progress of the ISS Transition Report and plans to provide this report to the Committee as soon as possible. Please reach out to the Committee about obtaining a copy of the report once it is submitted.” In other words the report is late, has not been delivered, NASA does not know when it will be delivered. NASA is not going to tell anyone when it has been delivered and people will have to go ask Congress where the report is – whenever NASA gets around to delivering it.”
Lightfoot asked if ISS research on human research for extended space travel will be completed by the time funding stops in 2025. He says there is a roadmap, that NASA will still do research, etc. In other words no clear answer.
Lightfoot just promised Rep Bera an exploration roadmap "by the end of the month" FWIW NASA has still not provided the ISS transition plan to Congress that is required by law and was due for delivery in Dec 2017.