written by stephanie pappas, on february 4th, 2022

what: international space station retirement time has been decided
when: will happen by january, 2031
how: by a planned de-orbiting and splash down at sea
where: near its final resting place at point nemo in the pacific ocean
why: it will be replaced by new commercial space stations which will be launched by blue origin, nanoracks llc and northrop grumman systems corporation, nasa said.

interesting fact: the new expiration date for the iss is due to a biden administration commitment to extend support for the space station’s operations through 2030.

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