Space station’s successors may not be ready in time to replace aging lab: report

Space station’s successors may not be ready in time to replace aging lab: report

A NASA security advisory panel has warned that the agency may not be able to switch from the International Space Station to commercial space stations in time to avoid creating a gap in America’s presence in low Earth orbit, or LEO.

NASA earlier this year laid out its plans for operating the International Space Station (ISS) through the end of this decadeat what point will it deorbit it in a fiery death. NASA is currently supporting the development of commercial stations to maintain US access to orbit, but there are concerns these will not be ready by the time the ISS is retired.

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