MONTREAL — The International Space Station turns 10 years old this week.

It was on Nov. 2, 2000, that three space voyageurs — an American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts — became the first humans to take up residence.

Six Canadians have gone up.

Julie Payette was the first Canadian to pay a visit in May 1999 — and she's the only Canadian to have been twice.

The station is halfway through its expected lifespan. The project, which some estimate will cost more than $100 billion, is expected to end in 2020.  Read more here.


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