Russia will leave ISS after 2024
- Russia will pull out of International Space Station after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost.
- Russia will leave the space station after 2024 when current international arrangements for its operation end.
- NASA and other international partners hope to keep the space station running until 2030.
International Space Station
- It is jointly run by space agencies of Russia, U.S., Europe, Japan and Canada.
- First piece was put in orbit in 1998, and the outpost has been continuously inhabited for nearly 22 years.
- It is used to conduct scientific research in zero gravity and test out equipment for future space journeys.
- It has a crew of seven, who spend months at a time aboard the station as it orbits about 400 km from Earth.
Prelims take away
- International Space Station