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Exploration: Space Stations

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Examines the history and future of manned space stations. Covers the Russian Mir's 14-year stay in space and its replacement by the International Space Station in 2000. Reviews the purpose of the U.S. Space Shuttle, the loss of Challenger and Columbia, and the effect the shuttle's grounding has on the ISS. Notes how astronauts live on the ISS, and emphasizes that the space station offers an opportunity for international cooperation and discovery.

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Runtime: 10 minutes

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