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May 26, 2009 3:40 PM

Finally, space station gets to fulfill its science mission

On Wednesday, three astronauts — a Russian, a Canadian and a Belgian — are to ride a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from Kazakhstan up to the nearly completed space station, the first long-term human habitat in space. They're due to arrive Friday morning. When they join the three others already on board, it'll be the first time the space station has had a full crew complement.

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