The space station race

The space station race

After decades in orbit, the International Space Station goes offline in 2030 and will retire by burning up in the atmosphere. A crop of new space stations are ready to take its place. Recode's Rebecca Heilweil explains. Read Rebecca's story: Today’s episode was produced by Taylor Maycan, engineered by Melissa Pons (Hemlock Creek Productions) and hosted by Adam Clark Estes. This episode originally published January 3, 2022. Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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