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Partners Protest U.S. Plans to Shrink Crew

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Science  16 Nov 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5546, pp. 1431
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5546.1431a

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A U.S. plan to scale back the international space station has triggered a revolt among the project's foreign partners, who fear the cuts would ruin their research programs. Led by Canada, the partners are demanding a meeting with U.S. officials to try to reverse cost-saving moves that could leave the station with half its planned six-member crew.