22 Facts About International Space Station

1. International Space Station now is an investigator for the space station investigations Biological Rhythms and Biological Rhythms 48, which look at human cardiovascular health.

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2. International Space Station is a massive and composite spacecraft orbiting around the Earth.

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3. International Space Station has 15,000 cubic feet of habitable volume—more room than a conventional three-bedroom house—and weighs 454,000 pounds.

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4. The International Space Station provides the first laboratory complex where gravity, a fundamental force on Earth, is virtually eliminated for extended periods.

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5. The International Space Station is the most expensive object ever built.

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6. International Space Station is equipped with two toilets, one located in the Russian segment and other in the Tranquility node.

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7. International Space Station is a manned multirole orbital research facility that regularly receives Russian cosmonauts, NASA astronauts and other foreign astronauts.

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8. International Space Station is the collaboration of different nations working in different fields of science specifically astronomy and meteorology.

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9. International Space Station has around 8 miles of wire to connect its electrical power system.

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10. International Space Station flies at a speed of 4.791 miles per second.

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11. International Space Station is the most expensive single object ever built by the human race to date.

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12. The International Space Station is between 200 and 250 miles above the Earth, where gravity is about 90 percent as strong as on Earth.

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13. International Space Station is a multinational space station owned, built, and run by the United States, Canada, Japan, Russia, and several European countries operating under the European Space Agency (ESA).

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14. International Space Station was taken into space piece-by-piece and gradually built in orbit using spacewalking astronauts and robotics.

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15. International Space Station is a multi-nation construction project that is the largest single structure humans ever put into space.

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16. International Space Station books for young readers celebrate men on the moon.

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17. International Space Station is about to get three new residents.

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18. The International Space Station is about to get three new residents.

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19. International Space Station likely to be temporarily abandoned if Russian rocket fails.

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20. International Space Station provides crew quarters for each member of the expedition's crew, with two 'sleep stations' in the Zvezda and four more installed in Harmony.

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21. International Space Station uses rechargeable nickel–hydrogen batteries for continuous power during the 35 minutes of every 90-minute orbit that it is eclipsed by the Earth.

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22. International Space Station is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit.

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