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Russia to withdraw International Space Station (ISS) after 2024
- Russian space agency will leave the International Space Station (ISS) after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting space station.
- NASA and its other space station partners wants to operate ISS until 2030, after which the ISS would be deorbited and crashed into a remote part of the Pacific Ocean.
- However, Russian space agencies decision has put question mark on this plan of NASA.
- ISS was launched in 1998 jointly by five space agencies, namely, Russia, the US, Japan, Canada and Europe.