According to the upcoming European Space Agency chief Johann-Dietrich Woerner, the International Space Station (ISS) might open up its gates for Indian and Chinese scientists.
ISS is a joint venture of over 15 nations, including the likes of Russia, USA and France.
The largest artificial and habitable satellite orbiting just over 400kms above the Earth's surface, the ISS is visible to the naked eye.
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The ISS travels at an average speed of 7.66 km per second, which allows it to complete 16 revolutions in a day.
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The $100 billion ISS requires NASA to spend $3 billion annually.
With multiple succesfull space exploration programs like Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan, Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) has become the go-to space agency for countries around the globe, due to the proven track-record and economical cost of launch.
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The ISS is fully funded till the year 2020, with NASA looking to extend it as it works on technologies for more Mars missions, including sending humans to the red planet.
But NASA and China might not be a compatible match, as a US law that was made in 2011 prevents NASA to share information with Chinese space program due to security issue, also other nations might object the inclusion of China.
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