Yes, you read that headline right – NASA has revealed its plan to destroy the International Space Station.

Of course, it’s not as sinister as it sounds – NASA plans to transition to a new space station by the year 2031, at which point the current ISS will be decommissioned.

What happens next?  The ISS will leave orbit (or ‘deorbit’) and re-enter Earth’s atmosphere, crashing into the Pacific Ocean at Point Nemo – a stretch of ocean more than 1,400 miles from land known as the ‘spacecraft cemetery’.