United States extends ISS operations through 2030

The United States is extending its operations aboard the International Space Station through 2030, NASA confirmed Friday in a blog post . “The International Space Station is a beacon of peaceful international scientific collaboration and for more than 20 years has returned enormous scientific, educational, and technological developments to benefit humanity,” NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said in a statement.

Though it was never in doubt that the US would continue its near-term commitment to the ISS, NASA’s announcement comes amid heightened tensions with Russia, one of several nations sharing access to the Space Station. 2021 also saw Russia deepen its […]

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