President Biden has promised to support the International Space Station (ISS) until 2030, NASA administration Bill Nelson said Friday.
“The International Space Station is a beacon of peaceful international scientific cooperation and for more than 20 years has brought back tremendous scientific, educational and technological advances for the benefit of humanity,” Nelson wrote in a statement on the NASA website. “I am pleased that the Biden-Harris administration has pledged to continue operating the station until 2030.”
The operation of the station will require the consent of international partners and funding only by Congress, which has approved funding until 2024.
The past year has been exciting for HKS, with a number of major developments changing the nature of operations for years to come.
The HKS suffered not one, but two accidental impact crashes, which pushed the station away from its axis.
The station also saw its first space tourists in a decade when the Japanese billionaire and his producer visited HKS on Dec. 8.
A Russian anti-satellite rocket test in November created a field of wreckage in low Earth orbit that posed a threat to the station and a threat to space activities for years, Acesparks reported.
HKS is a partnership between the European Space Agency (ESA), the Japan Aerospace Research Agency (JAXA), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the international space agencies of the state space corporation Roscosmos (Russia).
Interfax reported in August that Russia and the United States had decided to work together on the ISS after 2024, but no action had been taken until the end of 2021.
“The continued participation of the United States in the ISS will increase innovation and competitiveness, as well as develop the research and technology needed to send the first woman and first man of color to the Moon under NASA’s Artemis program and pave the way for the launch of the first aircraft. people to Mars, ”Nelson said.“ As more states become more active in space, it is more important than ever that the United States continue to lead the world in modeling growing international alliances and rules and norms of peaceful and responsible use of space. ”