NASA Reveals Plan To Destroy International Space Station

Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Last Trip To ISS Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly

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Yes, you read that headline right - NASA has revealed its plan to destroy the International Space Station.

Of course, it's not as sinister as it sounds - NASA plans to transition to a new space station by the year 2031, at which point the current ISS will be decommissioned.

What happens next? The ISS will leave orbit (or 'deorbit') and re-enter Earth's atmosphere, crashing into the Pacific Ocean at Point Nemo - a stretch of ocean more than 1,400 miles from land known as the 'spacecraft cemetery'.

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