The International Space Station as photographed by an STS-133 crew member on space shuttle Discovery  in March 2011. Photo: Nasa via AFP
The International Space Station as photographed by an STS-133 crew member on space shuttle Discovery in March 2011. Photo: Nasa via AFP
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International Space Station to crash down to Earth in 2031, Nasa says

  • The ISS will retire at the end of 2030 before landing at Point Nemo in the Pacific Ocean the next year
  • After three decades, the private sector will take over operations in future space travel and Nasa will continue to support the transition

The International Space Station as photographed by an STS-133 crew member on space shuttle Discovery  in March 2011. Photo: Nasa via AFP
The International Space Station as photographed by an STS-133 crew member on space shuttle Discovery in March 2011. Photo: Nasa via AFP
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