The Internation Space Station as we know it today is simply a laboratory for in-space experiments. The problem is it needs to be constantly cleaned and maintained. Even the station itself needs to be eased back into it proper orbit on a regular basis. The argument for the station is not a strong one but NASA and partners around the globe have extended funding until 2020. Beyond that remains fuzzy and the culture of space travel may crumble along with the space station if space advocates don’t start to strive for something less routine.
The Skies. The Limits.