Whether they're Republicans or Democrats, Americans can still agree on one thing: Space is cool.
The annual USA investment in the space lab ranges from $3 to $4 billion.More news: Ex-Senate intel aide charged after DOJ seizes reporter's records
The three astronauts aboard the Russian Soyuz rocket are scheduled to arrive at the orbital space laboratory by the end of the week.
At 1.15pm BST (8.15am EDT) on Friday NASA will stream live the Soyuz MS-09 mission module attempting to connect to the ISS. He told reporters he said he had very fruitful talks with NASA US colleagues today, and yesterday had a long conversation with colleagues from the European Space Agency (ESA), adding that "there are joint projects and that "We agreed to act together".More news: CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016
When it comes to political parties, 70 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning Americans believe that NASA is still vital in the future of the industry, but only 59 percent of the total Republicans and Republican-leaning Americans say the same. Some 65% of Americans believe that NASA's role in space exploration is essential, with 33% saying that private companies will ensure that enough progress is made in space exploration without NASA's involvement.
This issue is very relevant due to the emergence of private companies, including Elon Musk's SpaceX, that are venturing out in space. Most Americans, 80 percent of them, displayed confidence that private companies will make a profit from space exploration. As for NASA's top priority, 63 percent think it should focus on monitoring the Earth's climate, the survey found.More news: Just Cause 4 accidentally shows up on Steam storefront
Around half of Americans share the opinion that people will travel routinely to space as tourists over the next 50 years.