NASA: There are no current plans to return space station parts to the museum

A recently published plan for how NASA will handle it International Space Station not to mention the preservation of historically significant components from the orbital assembly. But it’s not just a omission in a report: the space agency says it has There are currently no plans to return potential artifacts to Earth.

The International Space Station (ISS) Transition Report, which NASA published on its website in January, outlined the budget and logistics needed to safely de-orbit the soccer-field-wide space station by subjecting it to a controlled but destructive re-entry into the atmosphere. of the Earth over an uninhabited area of ​​the South Pacific Ocean. Any remaining parts will falling in and around “Point Nemo,” an area traditionally used for spacecraft handling as it is the furthest from any land.

https://www.space.com/international-space-station-transition-artifact-plan NASA: There are no current plans to return space station parts to the museum

James Brien

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