NASA has laid out its plan to decommission and deorbit the International Space Station (ISS) by 2031.
As the ISS enters its third decade, the spacecraft is beginning to show its age. Much of the equipment is outdated and structural problems such as cracks are beginning to emerge.
The international partners that collaborate in the running of the International Space Station have decided to wind down activities before eventually deorbiting the ISS.
• TO LAUNCH
To make a rocket leave the ground.
• TO BUILD
To form or construct from parts.
• TO CONDUCT
To do something, usually to get information.
• TO BEHAVE
To do things in a particular way.
To allow liquid or gas to come out through a crack.
• TO RETIRE
To leave your job or stop working because of old age or ill health.
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Point Nemo is the location in the ocean that is farthest from land. You can't get farther away from land than 'Point Nemo.'
Source: Mr Scientific / skyatnightmagazine.com