By Ryan Morrison and Will Stewart
- The Russian space agency Roscosmos declared the ISS unsafe and a risk to life
- They are launching a new station within the next four years in low Earth orbit
- This includes a ‘tourist’ module with room for up to four visitors from the Earth
- It comes amid increasing tensions between Russia and the West
Russia could withdraw from the International Space Station in 2025 and launch its own facility over concerns the ISS is becoming too unreliable, Roscosmos says.
Dmitry Rogozin, chief of the Russian space agency said work has already begun on the first module of a new station, expected to go into orbit early in 2025.
A top Kremlin official warned that ‘disaster’ was looming for the ISS, putting the lives of crew members at risk due to its age – by 2025 is will be 27 years old and was originally designed to last between 15 and 30 years, according to NASA.Continue reading… “Russia is building its own space station to launch in 2025 amid concerns the ISS is becoming too unreliable and ‘endangers the life of the crew’”