28 Jul 2011
All good things must eventually come to an end, as they say. For the International Space Station (ISS), it seems that it may ultimately meet its final destination in 2020. According to the AFP, the ISS will be plunged into the ocean at the end of its operable life in 2020. Why bring the ISS back down to Earth? The reason is very simple: the multinational partnership overseeing the ISS does not want to add to the world of space junk already floating around in near space.