Nasa recently announced a daring mission to bring the International Space Station (ISS) back down to Earth. The ISS has been orbiting since 1998 as humanity’s primary placeport for conducting research in space. Currently, a majority of low Earth orbit operations are handled by the ISS. By 2024, the end of the station’s lifetime, all operations will be transferred down to Earth. It will certainly be an ambitious task and a momentous occasion for all involved!