9 Facts About Space Station

1. International Space Station was growing, but the memories of Mir refused to fade.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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