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White House agrees to fund International Space Station until 2024

The International Space Station just got another lease on life. The White House has approved funding that would keep the floating lab running until "at least" 2024, as long as other countries also chip in. The additional funding should help both general science research as well as the human endurance studies that NASA needs for voyages to asteroids and Mars. The extension is primarily good news for those who want a long-term human presence in space; it's the second extension past the original 2015 decommissioning timeframe. It's also potentially good for business, as the deal will give SpaceX and other private spaceflight companies a better chance at growing their fledgling operations.

[Image credit: NASA]