Is the $150bn International Space Station the most expensive flop in history?


Countries from Europe – as well as Japan, Canada and a rare collaboration between the United States and Russia – have helped to establish one of mankind"s greatest achievements; creating a laboratory and home above the Earth.

Almost 18 years and $150 billion dollars later we can ask: Has the ISS been worth it or has it just been an expensive ego boost for scientists to show the world what they are capable of?

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