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Station Partners Win International Cooperation Award
s120e009759 -- The International Space Station The International Space Station partnership received the 2007 American Astronautical Society award for the advancement of international cooperation in Houston at the society's annual conference Nov. 13-14. The station partnership was chosen for its outstanding cooperation in the design, development, assembly, management and operation of the International Space Station. The award is presented annually to an individual, team, group or established partnership.

Image at right: The International Space Station as seen from space shuttle Discovery after undocking during the STS-120 mission. Credit: NASA

The space station is the most complex scientific and technological endeavor ever undertaken, involving the United States, Russia, Japan, Canada, and several European countries. The International Space Station effort involves more than 100,000 people in space agencies, at 500 contractor facilities and in 37 U.S. states. The station is teaching us how to live and work in space for long duration missions. It is an important steppingstone as NASA looks to venture to the moon, Mars and beyond.

The American Astronautical Society, formed in 1954, is an organization exclusively dedicated to the advancement of space science and exploration. The AAS supports NASA's Vision for Space Exploration and is committed to strengthening the global space program through cooperation with international space organizations.