Russia has decided to continue to fund the ISS until the year 2024, but is it worth it? What do we gain by keeping the space station open?
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International Space Station: Facts and Figures
History and Timeline of the ISS
“The International Space Station took 10 years and over 30 missions to assemble. It is the result of unprecedented scientific and engineering collaboration among five space agencies representing 15 countries.”
International Space Station: 1998 to present
How long could the International Space Station last without astronauts?
“NASA may have to temporarily abandon the International Space Station in November, as a recent Russian rocket crash has called into question the safety of the vehicle that ferries astronauts to and from the station. If astronauts have to board up and leave the orbiting science laboratory, how long could it last without human maintenance?”
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