Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) is only half-joking when he claims that he saved the International Space Station (ISS) (see photo). “It won by one vote, and it was my vote, just so you know,” he says with a smirk, describing the day in June 1993 when the U.S. House of Representatives came that close to cutting off funding to develop the ISS. A former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan, Rohrabacher believes he is the only member of the House Science, Space and Technology ...

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