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Russia Says It’s Quitting the International Space Station for Good – The Daily Beast

The U.S. and Russia jointly launched the ISS in 1998 after four decades of fighting for supremacy in space.

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Russia will quit the International Space Station in 2025, marking the end of one of its few successful areas of cooperation with the West. Dmitry Rogozin, head of Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, said that leaving the ISS behind will allow Moscow to launch its own station by 2030. We are beginning negotiations with our NASA partners, we are formalizing them now, he said Wednesday, according to the Financial Times. It does not mean that the station will be scrapped and dumped into the ocean immediately…

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