NASA to destroy the Space Station in 2016

They use the more PC term, “De-Orbit”, which means letting the incredibly expensive¬†International Space Station drop out of orbit and burn. ¬†Any large leftover chunks are supposed to fall into the Pacific Ocean.

The station has cost $100 billion to put into orbit, build and maintain, so far. ¬† No plans to replace it with something useful that I’m aware of.

Hopefully it will provide a decent lightshow on the way down.