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Analysis of Research Activity on ISS
« on: 10/27/2013 06:20 PM »
The International Space Station’s scientific payoff is real. And increasing.

A recent article by Joel Achenbach in The Washington Post posed a fundamental question about the International Space Station (ISS): “What is it for?”  While conceding that the space station is an engineering marvel and a monument to international cooperation, the article contrasts the costs and dangers of life on the ISS with the lack of a clear scientific rationale for continued operations.  As space policy analyst John Logsdon put it in the article, “It’s an awfully expensive engineering demonstration.  If that’s all it is, that’s a hell of a price to pay.”


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