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Marshall Spaceflight Center Commemorates Space Station's 10th Anniversary
Excerpts of a Marshall Space Flight Center roundtable, one in a series of similar NASA events held Oct. 27 to mark the tenth anniversary of a continuous human presence aboard the International Space Station. A Marshall team developed the Environmental Control and Life Support, or ECLS system, that’s utilized on the 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.

Lybrease Woodard, manager, Marshall Operations Directors Office
Annette Sledd, manager, Marshall Space Station Payloads Office
Bob Bagdigian, manager, Environmental Control and Life Support Development
Shawn Reagan, manager, Multipurpose Logistics Modules
Center Contact: Kim Newton, 256-544-0371
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Annette Sledd,
Marshall Space Station Payloads Office

(:10) We have built eight flight racks, seven of which are now on orbit.  The last flight rack is scheduled to launch in November on the ULF-5 mission. 
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Shawn Reagan
Multipurpose Logistics Modules

(:24)  In my office we have the project management responsibility for the multipurpose logicistics modules.  We have three modules that were built by the Italian Space Agency for us under a barter agreement with NASA.  They built those modules and delivered them one module in 1998, one in 1999, and a third one in 2001.  The three modules are named by the Italian Space Agency. 
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Bob Bagdigian
Environmental Control and Life Support Development

(:14)  It is exciting as engineers to be working on technologies that hadn't be used before, but it was also exciting to be able to allow the space station to finally be able to live up to it's potental. 
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