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.

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