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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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"The partnership is currently working to certify on-orbit elements through 2028," NASA spokesman Joshua Buck told FoxNews.com.
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.
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?
Originally posted by Jordan River
Sounds like were still in cold war mode. Nasa shuttle ending, now this