Russia to keep its part of space station after its duty ends

February 24, 2015 8:27 PM

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's space agency expects the International Space Station to stay in orbit through 2024, and plans to create its own space outpost with its segment of the station after that.

Roscosmos' scientific council concluded Tuesday that several Russian modules could eventually be undocked to "perform the task of ensuring Russia's guaranteed presence in space."

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