International Space Station to fall to earth in 2031

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The International Space Station (ISS) is the home to many many scientists and astronauts from around the world.

The ISS orbits the Earth at a speed of five miles a second, and has been in operation since it first launched in 1998.

However last week, NASA confirmed their plan to have the ISS leave the Earth’s orbit in 2031, causing it to fall back home and safely crash land in the Pacific Ocean.

By the time that the space station comes to its watery end, it will have spent more than 30 years orbiting Earth.

This is double the lifespan that was first predicted when it was first made.

NASA say it may pay for their astronauts to spend time on commercial spacecraft or with private space companies instead of creating a new space station.

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