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Space Station Officials Plot Post-Shuttle Operating Plan

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Space Station Officials Plot Post-Shuttle Operating Plan

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Space Station Officials Plot Post-Shuttle Operating Plan

Space Station Officials Plot Post-Shuttle Operating Plan

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NASA officials meet with Russian and European counterparts to decide how to replace the crew on the international space station. With the U.S. shuttle fleet grounded, a Russian spacecraft may be used to ferry astronauts back and forth. Budget issues and international politics complicate the planning process. NPR's Eric Niiler reports.