The United States Will Continue To Support The International Space Station

The International Space Station is the sample of the cooperation of the richest nations of the planet. However, there have been internal tensions stemming from the new political war between Russia and the United States.

The United States will extend its operations aboard the International Space Station until 2030, according to NASA.

The International Space Station is a beacon of peaceful international scientific collaboration and for more than 20 years has generated tremendous scientific, educational and technological advancements for the benefit of humanity

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said in a statement.

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Although there was never any doubt that the US would continue its short-term commitment to the ISS, NASA's announcement comes amid heightened tensions with Russia, one of several nations that share access to the Space Station.

2021 also saw Russia increase its cooperation in space with China, another adversary of the United States.

This fall of 2021 there have been multiple emergencies aboard the ISS, with the United States blaming Russia for both. 

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In October, fire from a docked Russian spacecraft caused the ISS to tilt out of its normal position, prompting personnel on board to briefly evacuate.

Later that month, in an unrelated episode, the Russian space agency Roscosmos left the door open to possible criminal charges related to a 2018 incident involving a hole in one of its spacecraft, which Russian media hinted could to have been the result of an American sabotage.

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