Russian space officials say Russia may build its own orbital space station after 2020. The project will be given the go-ahead in the event Russia’s partners on the International Space Station fail to agree to extend the useful life of the ISS.
In 1986, the Soviet Union became the first country to build a permanent space station. Russia’s latest space station, the Mir, ended its life in 2001 when it was sent to its watery grave in the Central Pacific.
In 2014, Russia is to add a versatile lab module to the ISS.
0Voice of Russia, Interfax