The space station is alive and well. Yet so are many of its critics. Despite a new General Accounting Office report's assertions that including Russia in the space station may add $2 billion to the project's price tag, the Senate voted last week by a 64 to 36 margin to continue the project. The vote follows the station's surprisingly big 278-155 victory in the House on June 29. Before the votes, the American Astronomical Society and the Planetary Society reportedly gave up their opposition to the station.