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No one knows what to do with the International Space Station

Congress has only approved funding through 2024. What happens then?
ISS spacewalk

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In 2024 the clock will run out on the International Space Station. Maybe. That’s the arbitrary deadline that Congress imposed back in 2014, at which point they'll have to decide whether or not to keep funding the ISS. And yeah, that’s a whole seven years away. But then again...it’s only seven years away.

The ISS takes up half of NASA’s

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