This image is an artist's conception of how the ISS will look when it is completed in 2003. The Station will be powered by almost an acre of of solar panels and will weigh almost 1 million pounds!
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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 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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