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Discuss: Should we drop the International Space Station in the Pacific?

Controversial Question:

Should we now stop the massive expense of completing the International Space Station (ISS) and deorbit it into the Pacific?

Pro: Keep the ISS:

It is our best laboratory for learning to live and work in space. It can be an important safety station on our way to the Moon (see Orbits).

Con: Loose the ISS:

The ISS is in the wrong orbit to be of much help in going to the Moon. Living and working in zero-g in low Earth orbit is very different from living and working on the Moon. The expense of this program is ruinous.

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