NASA looks at commercial side of International Space Station, seeks business partners

In a town hall with NASA employees in May, Bridenstine expressed his belief that private commercial investment would be a key part of helping NASA reach the moon again. Only 18 percent of respondents said NASA should send humans to Mars and even fewer think astronauts should return to the moon.

"We were struck by the finding about public priorities for NASAs mission", Cary Funk of Pew Research Center tells Axios.

Although the media seems infatuated with private companies like Musk's SpaceX, Americans remain traditionally confident in NASA.

Americans weigh in on the space program, lauding NASA's existence as essential. Only 33 percent of American adults think private companies have the ability to ensure progress and explore the space, without National Aeronautics and Space Administration's help.

The Soyuz MS-09 is set to arrive at the International Space Station Friday morning.

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On Wednesday, Bridenstine also promised to always have an astronaut in space.

The spacecraft's crew includes Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev, U.S. astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor and German astronaut Alexander Gerst. "Sending astronauts into space is one of the most visible of the US space programs over time".

When it comes to NASA's responsibilities, the poll finds that more Americans view monitoring the Earth's climate system or keeping an eye out for asteroids and objects that could hit Earth as NASA's top priorities.

Americans are more skeptical that private companies will minimize human-made space debris, with only 13% saying they have a great deal of confidence; 35% saying they have a fair amount of confidence; and 51% saying they have not too much or no confidence at all. Only 27 percent of baby boomers are interested in space tourism, but as much as 63 percent of millennials would like to travel into space as tourists.

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