Friday, March 12, 2010

How long could ISS fly? 2028 and beyond

The countries responsible for maintaining the International Space Station say they are ready, willing and able to keep the station flying until 2028, its 30th anniversary.

Currently the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan and Canada are looking at expanding technologies to make the ISS safer and less expensive to operate.

Chief among the improvements, I think, should be efforts to make certain the toilets continue to flush. So far the space toilets on the ISS have been problematic at best. Let's hope Roto-Rooter is among those working on a reusable spacecraft....

1 comment:

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