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Space Industries Inc. is going to build an ''almost space station,'' SII president, Dr. Maxime A. Faget Jr., announced Tuesday. SII has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government to build a smaller space station than NASA has planned, Dr. Faget said. ''A full space station would be too much for us,'' he said. ''We wouldn't ask venture capital to put a couple of billion dollars in orbit. We're talking about an order of magnitude less (than the government effort.)''