Senate Hearing on ISS (201207250006HQ)

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    James Royston, Interim Executive Director for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), answers a question during testimony in front of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Wednesday, July 25, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. With assembly of the International Space Station complete as of May 2011, the focus has now shifted from construction to full scientific utilization through 2020 and beyond. The hearing on “The International Space Station: A Platform for Research, Collaboration, and Discovery” examined research progress, the potential for scientific breakthroughs, and any impediments to maximizing the utilization of this orbiting national laboratory. Photo Credit: (NASA/Paul E. Alers)

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