11 Facts About International Space Station


International Space Station is the largest modular space station currently in low Earth orbit.

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International Space Station is divided into two sections: the Russian Orbital Segment is operated by Russia, while the United States Orbital Segment is run by the United States as well as by the other states.

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Since the International Space Station is a multi-national collaborative project, the components for in-orbit assembly were manufactured in various countries around the world.

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International Space Station'spherd had been advocating the use of a new name to project managers for some time.

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The International Space Station Shuttle was grounded until 2005 with STS-114 flown by Discovery.

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International Space Station was intended to have several smaller external components, such as six robotic arms, three External Stowage Platforms and four ExPRESS Logistics Carriers .

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International Space Station originally used rechargeable nickel–hydrogen batteries for continuous power during the 45 minutes of every 90-minute orbit that it is eclipsed by the Earth.

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Space tourism was halted in 2011 when the Space Shuttle was retired and the station's crew size was reduced to six, as the partners relied on Russian transport seats for access to the station.

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

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International Space Station flight is not inherently quiet, with noise levels exceeding acoustic standards as far back as the Apollo missions.

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In July 2018, the International Space Station Frontier Act of 2018 was intended to extend operations of the ISS to 2030.

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