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Russia Plans to Sink the International Space Station in 2020

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posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 12:36 PM
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Russia Plans to Sink the International Space Station in 2020


www.foxnews.com

Russia's space agency announced Wednesday that the International Space Station -- a space base the world's scientists and billions of U.S. tax dollars helped build and maintain some 200 miles above the surface of the Earth -- will be de-orbited and allowed to sink into the Pacific Ocean in 2020, just like its Russian predecessor, Mir.

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posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 12:36 PM
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Just seems like a terrible waste of money they have poured into this thing to just have it throwed in the sea. It seems to me like they could find some seriously better ways to use it, even after all the years it would have been up there by 2020.

I quess we'll have to wait and see of what happens, but I do find this all a bit suspicious.

www.foxnews.com
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posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 12:36 PM
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Sounds like were still in cold war mode. Nasa shuttle ending, now this



posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 12:37 PM
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Its how they destroy the experiments that none should know of.

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posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 12:43 PM
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heeelllllloooooo ! fox news......
i dont believe it.



posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 12:44 PM
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they dont really have a choice but to dump it in the sea... what else could they do?

it doesnt have capability to land.. they cant leave it space.. they cant smash it into solid land..

everything has a shelf life unfortunately and everything that has been put together, will at some point fall apart.. it is a huge job to maintain this to be in safe working order.. the older it gets, the more things can go wrong..

besides it will have put in a good service by 2020
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posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 12:48 PM
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wouldent that be a site to see. The ISS falling from the sky and hitting the ocean. Man i would love to be there to watch
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posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 12:51 PM
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Anyone recall that Hopi prophecy?

The blue star prophecy?

It always made me think of a satellite or something falling from space....or in this case the ISS.



posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 12:52 PM
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2020 ?

they could easily boost it to the moon land it there and use it as a space station there at 2020

Perhaps send a final mission on the iss with all her tools on there with a brave crew to outside our solar system . Let them drift away as heros and who knows they might get into contact with some alien life form and tell the aliens where we are ? It would be a very patriotic mission

But i doubt the space station will last by 2020. I think it will be destroyed by space debris much earlier then 2020 .

Its a fragile tin can waiting for its puncture lol its very dangerous and needs to be far more reenforced



posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 12:53 PM
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After having read that article all I can think is "Oh I see". -_- Yeah I was looking for the blah face but could not find it...Call me crazy but I thought they were still building and adding to the ISS and that (when all was said and done) it would be used for something entirely different. Perhaps those expectations were a little to high.
Well one of these days someone will figure it all out until then we wait.

By the way anyone want to clarify this quote:


"The partnership is currently working to certify on-orbit elements through 2028," NASA spokesman Joshua Buck told FoxNews.com.



posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 12:56 PM
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It's interesting that Russia gets to make the decision about its demise.

WTF happened to the US space program?

Has the US really sunk so low that we can't make the decision about something we invested the most money in?

My heart is breaking.



posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 12:57 PM
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i had a second thought, maybe its like giving a broad hint to the international community to invest in russian space agency to save the iss. its only sojus flying from now on, so they want investors.



posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 01:02 PM
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Originally posted by 2012srb
It's interesting that Russia gets to make the decision about its demise.

WTF happened to the US space program?

Has the US really sunk so low that we can't make the decision about something we invested the most money in?

My heart is breaking.



unfortunately, this is one thing you can no longer afford to invest in..



posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 01:03 PM
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the official space programme that you all know is about to be privatised and comercialised. boeing and several other firms want to tap the potential of space tourism.

the space programme you dont see will still go on (quietly) and i think its a tad bit more advanced than a shuttle strapped to a rocket.



posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 01:03 PM
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so much money spent and then u gonna deorbit it?

oh humans...



posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 01:04 PM
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Do we get salvage rights if we find it?

There has to be some good metals in that wreck lol..

Whatever survive the burn up.



posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 01:06 PM
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Wouldn't it be more beneficial to have an international space organisation, where all the nations resources and talent can be pooled?

Rather than the USA, Russia, Europe, China, India, Japan et etc all doing their own thing?

If common goals can be set, e.g. A manned mission to Mars, then we might start seeing more interesting results and substantial progress, than just wasting funds on examining space dust and just randomly floating around doing nothing.



posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 01:13 PM
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thats what the e.u and u.n are for but the common goals unfortunatly mean world dominance first.

and humans have space flight licked anyway.

They have ships that use technology the general public never see.

They have tech not due to be released until their common goal of world dominace is firmly in place.

We see it regular how many et space ships that have landing lights do you know of huh ? i think those vids weve been seeing of supposed et ships are ours son.



posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 01:14 PM
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Originally posted by Kram09
Wouldn't it be more beneficial to have an international space organisation, where all the nations resources and talent can be pooled?

Rather than the USA, Russia, Europe, China, India, Japan et etc all doing their own thing?




if you follow world events you will know this is never gonna happen,.. everyone has their own agenda's..



posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 01:20 PM
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Originally posted by Jordan River
Sounds like were still in cold war mode. Nasa shuttle ending, now this


We have better things to spend our money on now, like bailing out private institutions deemed to big to fail, and we have all those wars that don't come for free.

Who cares about the noble ideals of space exploration, when we are having so much fun down here on earth trying to wipe each other out.

The chances of humanity reaching a type one civilisation seem to become more remote by the day.



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