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What is Internation Space Station?

What is Internation Space Station?

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    The International Space Station (ISS) is a research facility being assembled in space.

    Its on-orbit assembly began in 1998. The space station is in a low Earth orbit and can be seen from Earth with the naked eye: it has an altitude of about 350 km (217 mi) above the surface of the Earth, and travels at an average speed of 27,700 km (17,210 statute miles) per hour, completing 15.77 orbits per day.

    The ISS is a joint project among the space agencies of the United States (NASA), Russia (RKA), Japan (JAXA), Canada (CSA) and eleven European countries (ESA). The Brazilian Space Agency (AEB, Brazil) participates through a separate contract with NASA. The Italian Space Agency similarly has separate contracts for various activities not done in the framework of ESA's ISS works (where Italy also fully participates). China has reportedly expressed interest in the project, especially if it is able to work with the RKA, though it is not currently involved.

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    International Space Station

    Get the latest news from the space station. Read about spacewalks, science on the orbiting laboratory and how the crew members keep their home and workplace in tip-top shape.

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    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Space_Station

    Source(s): www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html
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