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International Space Station Update
News story originally written on May 26, 1998

The building of the International Space Station (ISS) has been delayed. Russia hasn't been able to finish the service module for the station. Apparently, Russia needs to come up with $70 million so that construction can start.

As things stand now, construction is likely to be postponed until November of 1998 (one year later than planned). NASA is still hoping that a crew will be on board by next summer.

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