NASA says International Space Station will retire, then crash into the Pacific Ocean in 2031
USA Today: "NASA plans to retire the International Space Station at the end of 2030 and crash it into the Pacific Ocean in an area called Point Nemo, according to a NASA press release.
"After three decades, a private sector will be taking over operations in future space travel and NASA will continue to support the transition. “The private sector is technically and financially capable of developing and operating commercial low-Earth orbit destinations, with NASA’s assistance. We look forward to sharing our lessons learned and operations experience with the private sector to help them develop safe, reliable, and cost-effective destinations in space,” Phil McAlister, director of commercial space at NASA Headquarters, said in the release."