In Pictures: 13 awesome and scary things in near Earth space

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Computer-generated artist's rendering of the International Space Station as of July 1, 2012. Space.com recently wrote of the ISS: [It] is the most complex international scientific and engineering project in history and the largest structure humans have ever put into space. This high-flying satellite is a laboratory for new technologies and an observation platform for astronomical, environmental and geological research. As a permanently occupied outpost in outer space, it serves as a stepping stone for further space exploration.

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