The Worldwide House Station has been orbiting above us for the final 20 years. It’s a world partnership of 5 area businesses and it’s been house to astronauts from greater than a dozen completely different nations — however principally, People and Russians. The 2 former “House Race” nations management the primary components of the station. And since the science carried out there has required shut collaboration, it’s been largely insulated from politics on Earth.
However Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could change that. The 2 nations have agreed to cooperate by way of 2024… however after that, the way forward for the area station is unsure.
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