The Space Station has made its 100,000th Orbit (

The International Space Station has just made its 100,000th orbit of Earth, on May 16!

During the 100,000 orbits since the first component of the station was launched Nov. 20, 1998, the station traveled around 2,643,342,240 miles, or roughly the distance between Earth and Neptune.



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The Space Station

It is also roughly equivalent of about 10 round trips between Earth and Mars at the average distance between the two planets.

The station travels at 17,500 miles per hour, orbiting Earth every 90 minutes and traveling through 16 sunrises and sunsets per day.

The Space Station



source NASA