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Space station gets four-year extension - The Galveston County Daily News: Space

October 23, 2016

Space station gets four-year extension

Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2014 12:15 am

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — The International Space Station will receive a four-year extension, keeping the orbiting laboratory flying for at least the next 10 years, White House and NASA officials said Wednesday.

The extension — a previous plan called for the $100 billion station to shut down in 2020 — will give the space agency more time to research and prepare for long-duration manned missions beyond low-Earth orbit, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and White House science adviser John Holden said in a joint statement.

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