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Will the ISS Ever Be Done?
News story originally written on January 25, 2000

The International Space Station still isn't ready! Russia doesn't have enough money to put the service module in space. They are hoping to launch the module in July.

Russia doesn't have any rockets or boosters for the module. Someone is giving money to keep the Mir station up. So, Russia is going to use all its rockets for the Mir instead. They were going to crash the Mir into the ocean if they didn't get more money.

Keep your fingers crossed! Maybe the ISS will have the module this summer.

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