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Old July 31 2011, 05:09 PM   #42
Ensign_Redshirt
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Re: International Space Station to be decommissioned in 2020?

Saquist wrote: View Post
Billions of dollar just to do research that could have been done by a space shuttle.
Space Shuttle missions are limited to two weeks. Scientific experiments on the ISS can be conducted for months or even indefinitely. You can't really do anything long-term with the Shuttle. Not to mention that it had only one laboratory module (Spacelab) and the ISS has several.
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