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Nobel Peace Prize for the ISS?

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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 1:15 pm | Updated: 9:33 pm, Wed May 22, 2013.

WASHINGTON — One of the more intriguing pitches being made during the Citizens for Space Exploration's trip to D.C. comes from a college student.

Erik Lopez, a Los Angeles native who goes to the University of Illinois, would like to nominate the International Space Station for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Lopez touted his idea on Capitol Hill Tuesday and had a lot of positive responses.

He said that since the space station relies on so much international cooperation — United States, Russia, Japan, Canada and Europe — it has done a lot to promote better world understanding for one common goal.

I'll have more on Lopez' idea later. It is an intriguing idea.


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