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Life Found on the ISS
News story originally written on November 20, 2000

Three men are living on the the International Space Station (ISS). They've been living there for about 2 weeks now. For the next 4 months, Russian astronauts Yuri P. Gidzenko and Sergei K. Krikalev and American commander, William M. Shepherd, will call the ISS their home. Would you like to live in space for 4 months?

The ISS has been officially named Alpha. The Alpha station is now the size of three school buses in length. In time it will be the length of a football field. It will become the brightest object in the night sky next to the Sun and the Moon.

The Shuttle Endeavour is going to visit the space station December 2, 2000. The shuttle will bring supplies to the station.


Last modified November 15, 2000 by Jennifer Bergman.

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