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What is the future of space station?

What is the future of space station?

The ISS has been flying for more than 20 years and may stay operational into 2030 if Congress agrees to NASA’s request to fund the station beyond the currently approved 2024.

What will space station look like?

The International Space Station (ISS) has been orbiting our planet since 1998. From most locations on Earth, assuming you have clear night skies, you can see ISS for yourself. It looks like a bright star moving quickly from horizon to horizon to us on Earth. As suddenly as it appears, it disappears.

Will there be another International Space Station?

The space station is approved to operate through the end of 2024, with a likely lifespan extension to the end of 2028. But, moving forward, McAlister says NASA wants “to be just one of many users instead of the primary sponsor and infrastructure supporter” for stations in low Earth orbit.

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What do the different space stations look like?

These space stations look similar. They each have prominent solar arrays, communication antenna, and emergency escape capsules. They are each smaller by far than ISS ever was, but are built for different purposes: Blue Origin’s station is a repurposed rocket, making for a long, slender station.

Are the new space stations the first step to the future?

The new space stations in orbit are now seen as the first baby steps to this future, a step first taken in 2019. Now, the solar system awaits.

What is the future of artificial gravity in space?

In the future, artificial gravity will be a requirement for space colonies with large populations. Another popular idea deals with where a space station should be placed. The ISS will need periodic reboosting because of its position in low Earth orbit.

What does Blue Origin’s space station look like?

Blue Origin concept for an orbital space station. These space stations look similar. They each have prominent solar arrays, communication antenna, and emergency escape capsules. They are each smaller by far than ISS ever was, but are built for different purposes: Blue Origin’s station is a repurposed rocket, making for a long, slender station.