International Space Station as seen from US SpaceX Crew Dragon Unit 2 (from NASA TV)

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International Space Station as seen from US SpaceX Crew Dragon Unit 2 (from NASA TV)

[Moscow joint]On July 31, the advisory body of the Russian state-owned space development company Roscosmos examined the situation of the Russian side of the aging International Space Station (ISS), and as a result, continuous use “creates additional risks” He pointed out that it was necessary to create a new station to replace it. Roscosmos issued a statement on the same day.

The new station emphasizes its significance as it realizes lunar exploration, flight to Mars, and reform of space science and technology. However, it has not been decided whether it will be unique to Russia or part of the ISS. Use of the Russian parcel of the ISS will end by 2028.