NASA Details Plan to Retire ISS in 2030 and Deliberately Crash It Into the Pacific Ocean

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In 2030 the ISS will be 30 years old and NASA will send the last of the inhabitants home. The space station will be going out with a splash with a controlled re-entry into the ocean! Via Gizmodo:

Nothing lasts forever, not even the International Space Station. The writing’s been on the wall for some time now, but NASA made it official earlier this week, announcing that ISS operations will last until 2030 but no further. Upon retirement, the space station will perform a controlled re-entry and crash onto a remote part of the Pacific ocean known as Point Nemo. It’s all part of NASA’s plan to hand over space station responsibilities to the private sector and save a whole lotta cash in the process.

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