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International Space Station

The International Space Station is a modular space station in low Earth orbit. The ISS programme is a multi-national collaborative project between five participating space agencies: NASA, Roscosmos, JAXA, ESA, and CSA. The ownership and use of the space station is established by intergovernmental treaties and agreements. The ISS serves as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory in which scientific experiments are conducted in astrobiology, astronomy, meteorology, physics, and other fields. The station is suited for testing the spacecraft systems and equipment required for possible future long-duration missions to the Moon and Mars. It is the largest artificial object in space and the largest satellite in low Earth orbit, regularly visible to the naked eye from Earth's surface. It maintains an orbit with an average altitude of 400 kilometres by means of reboost manoeuvres using the engines of the Zvezda Service Module or visiting spacecraft.


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Nasa SpaceX launch: What's the mission plan?

On Wednesday, the California company SpaceX will launch a mission to the International Space Station (ISS). It's something the firm has ...

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After 19 Years, the ISS Receives Its Very Last NASA Science Rack - Slashdot

"One of the longer chapters of the International Space Station has come to a close," writes Engadget. "NASA has sent the last of its ...

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See NASA astronauts perform rehearsal ahead of historic SpaceX Crew Dragon launch

Two NASA astronauts slated to blast off to the International Space Station performed a launch...

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Astronaut from St. Ann will fly on historic SpaceX mission this week

The first time astronauts have flown to the International Space Station from US soil since NASA...

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Milestones of US human spaceflights - Times of India

Here are key milestones in the history of crewed US spaceflights, which resume on May 27 with the first transport of US astronauts to the International ...

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Check out SpaceX’s Crew Dragon looking majestic on the launchpad

The groundbreaking Demo-2 mission will see NASA astronauts taking their place for the first time...

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