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ISS crew may be increased by several times

September 1 2008

The International Space Station (ISS) can provide vital functions of the crew, even 10 people. Told reporters the Russian flight director Vladimir Solovyov segment of the station. Major, regenerative system for air station, able to work more actively.

"We now can provide a residence and work aboard the station 6-10 people" - said the bird, recalling that at the moment the crew consists of three people. According to the head of flights of the ISS are able to provide needed to increase the gas composition of the crew - in a timely manner to remove carbon dioxide and supply oxygen.

In October, said Solovyov aboard the station had a second bathroom, built in the rocket-space corporation "Energy", into orbit as it will bring the American space shuttle Endeavour. In 2009, the station crew will be increased to six people, reports " Interfax ".

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