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12 February
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Space Station Tour

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The International Space Station represents a union of several national space station projects that originated during the Cold War. In the early 1980s, NASA planned to launch a modular space station called Freedom as a counterpart to the Soviet Salyut and Mir space stations, while the Soviets were planning to construct Mir-2 in the 1990s as a replacement for Mir. Because of budget and design constraints, Freedom never progressed past mock-ups and minor component tests. [wikipedia]

You can follow the astronouts on the space station via twitter now:  Soichi, Jeff, and TJ.  Watch a tour below:

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