Inside the International Space Station

International Collaboration

The International Space Station (ISS) is a collaborative effort involving space agencies from various countries, including NASA, Roscosmos, ESA, JAXA, and CSA.

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Microgravity Laboratory

The ISS serves as a microgravity laboratory, providing a unique environment for scientific research and experiments.

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Orbital Speed

The ISS orbits the Earth at an average speed of about 28,000 kilometers per hour, completing approximately 15.5 orbits per day.

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Continuous Human Presence

Since November 2000, the ISS has maintained continuous human presence, with rotating crews living and working aboard.

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Astronauts and Cosmonauts

The ISS hosts astronauts and cosmonauts from different countries, fostering international cooperation in space exploration.

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Modules and Components

Constructed in multiple phases, the ISS consists of various modules and components assembled in space.

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Research Across Disciplines

Research aboard the ISS covers diverse fields, including biology, physics, astronomy, and materials science.

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Modules and Components

Constructed in multiple phases, the ISS consists of various modules and components assembled in space.

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Testing Space Technologies

The ISS serves as a testing ground for new space technologies and systems, advancing capabilities for future space missions.

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