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Amid Troubles, Station Science Gains a Center

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Science  21 Feb 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5610, pp. 1161
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5610.1161

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Despite the uncertainties caused by the loss of the space shuttle Columbia, Congress has given NASA a green light to create a private institute for managing science aboard the international space station. Scientists and NASA managers are hailing last week's move as an important step in strengthening the research credibility of the massive project.