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NASA Headquarters Hosts ISS 10th Anniversary Roundtable

Excerpts from a roundtable discussion held at NASA Headquarters marking the 10th anniversary of a continuous human presence aboard the International Space Station. On Nov. 2, 2000, Expedition 1 Commander Bill Shepherd and Flight Engineers Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko became the first residents of the space station. Since then, 200 explorers have visited the orbiting complex, 15 nations have contributed modules and hardware, and more than 600 experiments have been conducted aboard the station.

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Lynn Cline
Deputy Associate Administrator, Space Operations

(:25)  My own personal role began when we invited Russia to join the program.  My first job on the International Space Station was to work with our original partners:  Canada, Europe, and Japan and negotiate the first invitation to formally, through diplomatic channels, to invite Russia to join the progam.  I was asked to lead the negotiations to bring Russia into the program.  
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