July 01, 2021

Space, Felix, and Banyas



Space, Felix, and Banyas
The International Space Station. NASA

Russia announced that it wants to leave the International Space Station in 2025, due to ongoing technical issues and cracks that are appearing in the Russian module and becoming a permanent problem.

Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov announced that Russia agreed to stay on the ISS through 2024, but after that a decision would be made based on conditions on the station. He said the station’s modules “have exhausted their resources,” and that Russia plans to launch its own national station.

Since its launch in 1998, the ISS has been a symbol of international cooperation, particularly between Russia and the United States. The two countries’ space agencies – NASA and Roscosmos – are the primary users of the station, engaging in microgravity research on the ISS, which orbits Earth every 93 minutes at roughly 420 km above the surface.


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