Ep. 645: The Future of the ISS

The International Space Station has been continuously inhabited for over 20 years now, serving as a peaceful collaboration between space-faring nations. But it’s a machine, and it’s getting old. In addition, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has made things complicated. What’s the future for the ISS?

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Show Notes

What’s Up: Possible Meteor Outburst on May 31 (CosmoQuest)

Leonid fireballs dazzle sky-watchers (NASA)

Perseid meteor shower: All you need to know in 2022 (EarthSky)

International Space Station (NASA)



Canadian Space Agency



Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (NASA)

Axiom Space

Will Russia leave the International Space Station? Not likely (Space.com)


Space Shuttle (NASA)

Dragon (SpaceX)

Russian team back on Earth after filming first movie in space (BBC News)

Russian Space Agency Tweets a Bizarre Video Showing the Russian Modules Detaching From ISS (Universe Today)

Russian cosmonauts find new cracks in ISS module (Reuters)

Astronauts Plug Leak On The International Space Station With The Help Of Floating Tea Leaves (Forbes)

Mir Space Station (NASA)

Boeing: Starliner CST-100 Reusable Spacecraft Capsule (Boeing)

Sunk Cost Fallacy (Economics Help)

The Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer Mission (NICER) (NASA Goddard)

Gateway (NASA)

Starship (SpaceX)

Space Launch System (SLS) (NASA)

Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) (NASA)

NASA Artemis (NASA)

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

U.S. FAA delays SpaceX final environmental decision to June 13 (Reuters)

Russia will pull out of the International Space Station, space agency chief confirms (Live Science)

Russia Casts Doubt on Future Participation in International Space Station (Wall Street Journal)

VIDEO: The Future Of The International Space Station In Question (NBC News)

Head of Russia’s space program says sanctions could imperil future of space station (PBS Newshour)

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine jeopardizes the future of the International Space Station (PBS Newshour)

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