The de-orbiting end of ISS. Bob Zimmerman

May 20, 2018, 02:31 AM


(Photo: Image above: This picture, recorded by one of the Expedition 31 crew members aboard the International Space Station, features Aurora Australis with star streaks while the vehicle was over the South Pacific Ocean. Image credit: NASA)

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The de-orbiting end of ISS. Bob Zimmerman

NASA inspector general weighs in on ISS’s future

May 16, 2018 at 2:38 pm Robert Zimmerman

The inspector general for NASA, Paul Martin, is testifying today before Congress on ISS. His prepared statement [pdf] includes several blunt assessements concerning the station’s future.

First and most important, he has doubts that transitioning the station to private ownership will work.