Russia is quitting the International Space Station. What happens next in the great beyond?
It was hailed as a post-Cold War collaboration for the good of humanity: two old rivals joining forces to launch the International Space Station more than 20 years ago. Now Russia says it's quitting the ISS and analysts are worried about tensions on Earth spilling over into space.
Russia extends planned date for leaving International Space Station
Only days after Russia announced its plan to permanently to leave the International Space Station (ISS) in 2024, the nation's space officials have told NASA they expect to remain a part of ISS at least until their own outpost is built in 2028.