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Kennedy Space Center Roundtable Helps NASA Mark ISS 10th Anniversary
Excerpts of a roundtable discussion at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center that was among a series of similar events held around the agency on Oct. 27 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of human life, work and research on the International Space Station (ISS).
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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Director, Boeing Program Management Development

(:25) I was in Huntsville, and we were in a factory environment, and KSC sent a group of people up to Huntsville.  It included folks like Bill Parsons was one, Mark Wallace and Mark Jones others, and tried to prepare us for the environment of the launch site.  We had no clue what we were coming into.  Having had, in a factory, it was all our equipment.  We could do what we wanted.  We could do when we wanted.   
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