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Russians Launch ISS Module
News story originally written on July 13, 2000

After two long years of problems, the day has finally come! Russia launched the important Zvezda module for the International Space Station (ISS). This module will hold the main controls of the station and is also the living area for the astronauts that visit.

Russian officials say the module is in orbit and functioning well. Financial problems and trouble with the Proton rocket have delayed the launch for two years. Fortunately, the module was completed and delivered safely.

Scientists say the station will not be completed before 2005. However, astronauts will soon visit the station and projects will begin.

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