International Space Station—the largest cooperative science project ever—is celebrating its 15h birthday. Take a look at NASA’s infographic…
15 Years of the International Space Station
The first International Space Station component, the Russian Zarya module, was launched in November 1998. In the 15 years since, NASA and its global partners have built a world class orbiting laboratory, establishing a continuous human presence in space since 2000 and paving the way for future exploration beyond.
Image © Top image: Backdropped by black space and the thin line of Earth’s atmosphere, the International Space Station is seen from Space Shuttle Discovery as the two spacecraft begin their relative separation near the end of the STS-119 mission in March 2009.
The infographic showcasing some of the amazing and surprising facts about humanity’s home away from Earth, but there’s much more to learn.
Credit: NASA/Gary Daines
Silence please, the astronauts are sleeping…
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