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ISS construction begins

Duration: 01:44

BBC News reports on the joining of the first two sections of the International Space Station (ISS) in December 1998. The US-funded, Russian-built Zayra Module provided the space station's initial propulsion and power. The ISS has actually taken 13 years to near completion - the cost running to an estimated $100 billion. James Wilkinson reports.

Available since: Fri 20 May 2011


James Wilkinson

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BBC Six O'Clock News 07/12/1998

National and international news from the BBC News team, followed by weather.

First broadcast: 07 Dec 1998

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