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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Astronauts Like Station




SPACE CENTER, Houston -- Despite some repairs, the new International Space Station is as pristine as a car just off the assembly line. Take it from its latest group of astronauts.


"It has a new-car feel," said Tamara Jernigan, one of seven astronauts visiting the outpost to deliver supplies. "There's a little light humming in the background from the fans and equipment that are running, but it is truly a delightful working environment."


It's also roomy: Canadian astronaut Julie Payette said she can float through the American-made Unity module, stretching 4.5 meters in diameter, without touching the sides.