SpaceX will destroy International Space Station

Elon Musk's company given permission to take ISS out of orbit by 2030

Tom Allen
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NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, Expedition 38 Flight Engineer, on an ISS space walk on 24th December 2013. Image: NASA
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NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, Expedition 38 Flight Engineer, on an ISS space walk on 24th December 2013. Image: NASA

Elon Musk's SpaceX has won an $843 million contract to destroy the International Space Station when it reaches the end of its usable life.

The ISS was originally launched in 1998, as a place for international scientists to cooperate on experiments to learn more about living and working in space. Each section was launched individual...

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