The International Space Station has been orbiting above us for the final 20 years. It’s a global partnership of 5 house businesses and it’s been residence to astronauts from greater than a dozen totally different nations — however largely, Americans and Russians. The two former “Space Race” nations management the primary components of the station. And as a result of the science carried out there has required shut collaboration, it’s been largely insulated from politics on Earth.
But Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might change that. The two nations have agreed to cooperate via 2024… however after that, the way forward for the house station is unsure.
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