What the U.S. commitment to extending International Space Station operations to 2030 means for Canada

This mosaic depicts the International Space Station pictured from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour during a fly around of the orbiting lab that took place following its undocking from the Harmony module’s space-facing port on Nov. 8, 2021. Credit: NASA.

The announcement by NASA that the White House had committed to extend the operations of the International Space Station (ISS) to 2030 will not surprise many. Though the announcement came on New Year's Eve, it sets the stage for negotiations that are expected to conclude in 2022, including a Canadian commitment.

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About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.