Russia To Leave International Space Station After 2024

Russia To Leave International Space Station After 2024

Russia will leave the International Space Station (ISS) after 2024, the nation’s new space chief announced Tuesday.

Yuri Borisov, selected earlier this month to lead Russia’s space agency, noted that the nation intends to fulfill its current obligations before leaving the ISS to focus on building its own space station.

“The decision to leave the station after 2024 has been made,” Borisov said, according to the Associated Press. “I think that by that time we will start forming a Russian orbiting station.”

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The ISS is run by the space agencies of the U.S., Russia, Japan, Europe, and Canada. First launched in 1998, the station has been in operation for more than two decades.

The station usually holds a crew of seven members, with three Russians, three Americans, and one

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