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The international space station is one of humanity's great engineering triumphs. But now NASA has to face a difficult question: what is it for? | The Washington Post:
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The Washington Post has an excellent series of free long form articles on its site about the various current US space programs, looking at the prospects for the public and private sectors, as well as the Post-Apollo Era in general. My favorite is the piece that examines the history and possible near future of the International Space Station, and the all the important operational lessons the station's international consortium has learned about long-duration human spaceflight from building and operating it.