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NASA Seeks to Define Space Station Mission

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NASA Seeks to Define Space Station Mission

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NASA Seeks to Define Space Station Mission

NASA Seeks to Define Space Station Mission

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The space shuttle program exists to build the space station. American taxpayers have spent $35 billion in space station hardware and many billions more for shuttle flights. But the orbiting facility is still searching for a purpose. The space agency is struggling to find a role for the partially built facility, even as it shifts its focus to other, even more ambitious projects.