$150bn space station seeks to prove worth

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The International Space Station was launched two and a half years ago, and many people are asking whether the $150bn cost of the station is paying off. The US, Russian, Canadian, Japanese and European space agencies are attempting to show its worth, highlighting its work developing drugs, the affects of space on humans, and more.

(Source: Al Jazeera English YouTube channel)

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