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Russia to Build Its Own Orbiting Space Station, Abandon ISS

• by Becky Ferreira

Russia will abandon its decades-long partnership on the International Space Station (ISS) after 2024 in favor of developing its own crewed station in orbit, the nation's new space chief announced on Tuesday in a meeting with President Vladimir Putin. 

"The decision to leave the station after 2024 has been made," Yuri Borisov said, according to the Associated Press.

Russia has been ruminating over whether to relinquish its foundational role on the ISS for years, but the question has become especially pressing in recent months as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.