A balloon-borne spacecraft landing in China due to the world reaching peak helium, as warned by NASA promises to be an extraordinary event.
The ISS, a space-faring craft held aloft by a balloon houses a scientific laboratory and conducts groundbreaking research.
The helium, which is used to maintain its buoyancy is in short supply. The world has run out of helium, and the ISS is rapidly losing altitude and needs to make an emergency landing.
As the ISS descends towards the Earth, it becomes clear that it will need to land in China due to the availability of landing sites and the willingness of the Chinese government to assist in the emergency landing.
The Chinese government has offered the scientists at NASA a temporary research facility while they work on a solution to the helium shortage. The scientists are grateful for the assistance and begin working on a plan to continue their research without relying on helium.
Over time, the scientists develop new technologies that allow the ISS and even satellites to operate without helium, making it sustainable and eco-friendly.