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Space stations, Mars, spacecraft, humans, long periods of time

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Space Station, any facility that enables humans to live in space for long periods of time. Space stations are used as laboratories where scientific and engineering experiments are conducted and as servicing centers where spacecraft can be repaired, upgraded, or even constructed. Space stations are expected to one day act as spaceports where spacecraft can pick up and deliver people, cargo, and fuel on the way to or returning from distant destinations, such as Mars.


Hempsell, Christopher Mark, B.Sc., M.Sc.

Lecturer, Space Technology, University of Bristol. President-Elect, British Interplanetary Society.

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Space stations, Mars, spacecraft, humans, long periods of time, cargo, laboratories, fuel, people, facility, way

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