A International Space Station, also known by its acronym in English, ISS (International Space Station), will be sent to an aquatic tomb, located in the Pacific Ocean, in 2030. The plan is due to the fact that the private sector already has its own resources to finance commercial destinations in low Earth orbit. The ISS has housed over 200 astronauts representing around 19 different countries.
Having opened in 2000, the International Special Station It currently orbits the Earth at about 420 kilometers from the planet, and has housed more than 200 astronauts representing about 19 different countries. Now, there will be space platforms that will be operated commercially, in order to replace the use of the ISS, offering greater possibilities for research and scientific collaboration.
Also known as South Pacific Oceanic Uninhabited Area ou Nemo point, the water tomb already holds more than 250 pieces of space debris that have been deposited at the site since 1971. Several countries already use this water tomb for this practice, such as Japan, United States, Russia and some other European countries. This area is located between the east coast of New Zealand and northern Antarctica. According to a report on the decision, there is a safe atmospheric entrance to the ISS.
While the ISS is not retired and sent to Ponto Nemo, it will continue to operate, including having its next eight years of work used for studies due to possible missions to the Mars.
A International Space Station it is home to several scientific curiosities, such as the fact that the first 3D printed item on it was in 2014; the first DNA sequenced on the ISS was performed by the astronaut kate rubins, in 2016; and the Station was also the place where we witnessed the fifth state of matter, known as “Bose-Einstein condensate“, which was produced in 2018 by the Cold Atom Lab.
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Source: The Guardian.