NASA is undocking from the ISS and will create its own station

The U.S. Space Agency has selected Axiom Space, a private company, as a contractor for the creation and further maintenance of a new manned module, which will be sent to the ISS in 2024. Then it is planned to build 2 more similar residential premises and a survey dome to monitor the Earth and the station itself.

Recall that the life of the International Space Station is coming to an end already in 2024 (can be extended for another 4 years). At the same time, NASA already has plans for the further operation of its segment.

In particular, the Americans want to turn it into an "independent" orbital station. For this, at the end of the aforementioned period at least one segment will be attached technical a module that allows you to "undock" it from the ISS.

The first residential module, which Axiom Space plans to ship in 2024, will be designed for 8 people. If its tests are successful, two more similar modules and a viewing dome will join the American segment.

It is worth noting that NASA has headed for the commercialization of the station. Therefore, in the future, its visitors can be not only astronauts conducting experiments in orbit, but also space tourists. Such an approach, according to representatives of the American space agency, will reduce the cost of maintaining and maintaining the orbital complex. At the same time, other private companies will be able to join the project in the future.
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  1. bubasa Offline bubasa
    bubasa (Konstantin) 31 January 2020 11: 33
    Good riddance, just take the toilet and give it to the diggers of the seas, on their trough;)
    1. duchy Offline duchy
      duchy (Salih) 6 February 2020 18: 11
      Hello, Konstantin, they bought a toilet in our country, there is something about it in the internet, just don’t sell spare parts to them, let them use diapers.
      1. bubasa Offline bubasa
        bubasa (Konstantin) 9 February 2020 15: 04
        Good afternoon, good decision)
  2. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 1 February 2020 11: 16
    When the American segment falls, let it fall into the Pacific Ocean.
  3. Panting Offline Panting
    Panting (Vyacheslav) 1 February 2020 18: 12
    Darn! They drilled holes in our module and quickly dump them, some saboteurs are right!
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 1 February 2020 20: 30
    Creating a habitable module is tens of times more complicated than launching a rocket into space with a person. Russia, as I understand it, shared this technology with China. But China, having created and launched such a module, drowned it in the ocean three years later. The United States cannot solve the problem with a rocket, but is already announcing a space module. Do they like to run ahead of the engine !?
    1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
      Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 3 February 2020 12: 12
      What rocket can they solve the problem with?
      1. shinobi Offline shinobi
        shinobi (Yuri) 8 February 2020 05: 22
        You are the news on what principle are watching, reading? Everything is there, infa in the public domain.
        1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
          Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 8 February 2020 09: 21
          Why did you immediately merge? I asked what rocket the problem is? With Space X or some other? So everything goes according to plan. Roscosmos has already halved the number of commercial launches because of this rocket. Or something different? Until the summer there will already be a manned flight. And you tell me about the news, they say, read. This is exactly the drain.
          1. shinobi Offline shinobi
            shinobi (Yuri) 16 February 2020 19: 36
            You do not understand? Sincerely? You simply do not consider it necessary to poke your nose into the information, there are so many everywhere. Somehow laziness. Don't see the obvious or don't want to see? Your personal grief. Put google news for a change, and you will be happy.
  5. Locksmith Offline Locksmith
    Locksmith (Sergei) 6 February 2020 09: 46
    It is worth noting that NASA has headed for the commercialization of the station. Therefore, in the future, its visitors can be not only astronauts conducting experiments in orbit, but also space tourists.

    And who will repair the toilets for them, or will they remember the old again? wink
  6. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 8 February 2020 05: 40
    Flag in hand. Ours are also planning something like that. In fact, the station will be divided in half. There was talk that Roscosmos was going to attach a nuclear power block with an electric propulsion to our segment, reprofiling it for the lunar program.
  7. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 9 February 2020 03: 38
    I think this is the right decision. As the saying goes, two bears in the den will not get along. Americans, even when they give in, technically still want to rule everything and be the first! And Russia to be in the grasp of the Americans, is also not a thrill! In a good way, everyone understands that space exploration at the moment is a net loss. Private companies, in addition to launching commercial satellites for navigation and communications, also do not shine much! Here, calculate how much the US state or Russia invested in space exploration, starting from the middle of the last century, an astronomical amount! And to give all these developments almost for nothing to private companies .... this is not serious.