White House directs NASA to extend International Space Station operations through 2030

The White House has given NASA a New Year’s Eve “go” to continue operations on board the International Space Station through 2030, granting the orbital outpost a six-year life extension.

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson was directed by the Biden-Harris administration to work with the agency’s partners, including the European Space Agency (ESA), Canadian Space Agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Russia’s federal space corporation Roscosmos, to¬†enable the International Space Station’s use throughout the rest of this decade.