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The ISS Gets Another Decade

Plans are already afoot to prepare a replacement

Image Credit: NASA

After almost twenty-five years in orbit, the International Space Station is starting to show its age. Vital components are running years beyond their planned lifespan; some now require constant repair to avoid breakdown. Cracks, too, are appearing in the space station walls, creating slow air leaks and raising fears of sudden failure.

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