NASA will get four more years to operate the International Space Station under a White House decision announced Jan. 8. Previously set for controlled re-entry in 2020, the orbiting outpost is now scheduled to continue operating until 2024, according to David Weaver, the U.S. space agency’s chief spokesman. That will give researchers and potential commercial investors a longer “planning horizon” and potentially attract more business to the underutilized facility, said William ...


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