The White House decision to extend International Space Station (ISS) operations until 2024 found widespread support among a global gathering of space-agency chiefs meeting in Washington this week, but in some cases mainly as a way to gain more time to prepare national space programs to participate in China’s planned space station later in the 2020s. After a day-long closed-door session at the U.S. Department of State on Jan. 9, agency heads participating in a public symposium on ...


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