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International Space Station To "De-Orbit" In 2016 Due To Lack Of Long-Term Funding

08/12/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A number of times in recent weeks a bright, unblinking light has appeared in the night sky of the nation's capital: a spaceship. Longer than a football field, weighing 654,000 pounds, the spaceship moved swiftly across the heavens and vanished.

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