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International Space Station - Hopefully Coming Soon!
News story originally written on September 16, 1998

Very soon, people will start building the International Space Station. It will be like building with LEGOS...you have to put on one part at a time.

The first part of the Station will be sent up this November. The second part will be flown into space in December.

The third part isn't quite done yet. Russia is building it and they don't have enough money yet to finish it. This third part of the Station is where the astronauts will live.

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