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 International Space Station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The end of the Space race prompted the US administration to start negotiations with international partners, Europe, Russia, Japan and Canada in the early 1990s, in order to build a truly international space station.
For the two and a half years that the NASA Space Shuttle fleet was grounded, crew rotation continued on the station through the use of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, but construction of the ISS was halted and the science conducted aboard was limited due to the crew size of two.
Due to the ISS, there is a permanent human presence in space, as the ISS crew size has been at all times at least two since the first permanent crew entered the ISS on November 2, 2000.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/International_Space_Station   (3478 words)

  
 Looking Forward to the International Space Station
However, the International Space Station will be a vital platform for providing greater insight into understanding the human body, exploring the universe, studying the Earth and atmospheric changes, and improving the overall quality of life on Earth.
International Space Station now includes the Russian Zvezda Service Module, which docked with the Zarya and Unity modules on July 26, 2000.
The International Space Station is the largest and most complex international project in history.
science.nasa.gov /headlines/y2000/ast02aug_1.htm?list   (804 words)

  
 International Space Station - Overview
A total of 37 Space Shuttle missions are scheduled to assemble, outfit and begin research use of the station from 1998 to 2005.
Until the next Space Shuttle return to flight mission (scheduled in March 2006), a smaller two-person Expedition eleven crew currently operates the station.
The ISS is used to conduct basic and applied research to support human exploration of space and to take advantage of the space environment as a laboratory for scientific, technological, and commercial research.
www.boeing.com /defense-space/space/spacestation/overview   (693 words)

  
 International Space Station
By 1929, the H. Noordung advances the idea of the station further in his work "The Problems of Navigating the World." (92) With the beginning of Space Age, the space station concept could be examined based on existing technology.
The project went through several reincarnations during the 1980's and beginning of the 1990s, starting with the large space station launched by the Energia super heavy-lift booster and ending with a more modest design of the Proton-launched core and a single truss carrying solar arrays and helio-concentrators.
Moscow-based Khrunichev enterprise has also built the first element of the station -- Zarya/FGB control module-- under contract with Boeing.
www.russianspaceweb.com /iss.html   (852 words)

  
 International Space Station Science News
When this image was taken from the International Space Station on January 6, 2003, nearly 180 cm (70 inches) of snow covered the ground.
January 18, 2003- The crew of the International Space Station took this dramatic image of brushfires in southeastern Australia, which is experiencing an unprecedented bushfire emergency.
The new crewmembers aboard the International Space Station (ISS) were able to document a rare occurrence early into their tour on the outpost.
www.scipoc.msfc.nasa.gov /photosexped6.html   (2232 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How Space Stations Work"
The United States and Russia have had orbiting space stations since 1971 and are now cooperating with other nations to build the International Space Station, a place that will maintain a permanent human presence in space.
Artist's concept of the completed International Space Station.
Still others dream of space stations as staging points for expeditions to the planets and stars, as tourist attractions, or even as new cities and colonies that could relieve an overpopulated planet.
www.howstuffworks.com /space-station.htm   (231 words)

  
 International Space Station
The Space Station Program Office in Reston, Virginia was cancelled as NASA selected Boeing (which bought the space divisions of other Station contractors such as McDonnell-Douglas and Rockwell in the 1990s) as the new Station prime contractor.
The ISS removed some of the space transportation burden from the Shuttle's back since the other international partners were to contribute their own rocket.
It consisted of a six-sided connecting module and passageway, and was the primary cargo of Space Shuttle mission STS-88, the first mission dedicated to assembly of the station.
www.astronautix.com /craft/intation.htm   (5905 words)

  
 Spaceflight Now | Space Station Mission Report | Mission Status Center
After the Columbia accident on Feb. 1, 2003, the ISS Program and the international Partners determined that the Station would be occupied by only two crewmembers until the resumption of Shuttle flights because of limitations on consumables.
Space Station science also will be conducted by remote "crewmembers" - the team of controllers and scientists on the ground, who will continue to plan, monitor and operate experiments from control centers across the United States.
The space station is now in the hands of Expedition 11 commander Sergei Krikalev and flight engineer John Phillips, having arrived at the outpost a week ago to begin a half-year mission.
www.spaceflightnow.com /station/exp11/status.html   (7561 words)

  
 NASA Quest > Space Team Online - JSC's Training facility
International Space Station information a great illustrated overview that will answer most of your questions and even quiz you on some facts.
James Peters is responsible for ensuring all the hardware and equipment works and fits together properly, before being launched into space on the shuttle and assembled on the International Space Station (ISS).
Johnson Space Center is the center for manned spaceflight and headquarters for the International Space Station Program.
quest.arc.nasa.gov /space/events/iss   (520 words)

  
 CNN - City in Space
Residents of the international space station made their first foray into the vacuum of space, preparing the orbiting outpost for the arrival of a Russian docking module.
The residents of the international space station must remain in space an extra month, due to nagging problems with the new robotic arm attached to the orbiting outpost.
Space station Alpha crew tackles false fire alarm
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/space/station   (113 words)

  
 ESA - Human Spaceflight and Exploration - International Space Station - About the International Space Station
Once the station is up and running, these people will be among the first to benefit from the space research facilities they have helped to build.
Just because the ISS is growing into the brightest object in the night sky - after the moon - it is easy to forget that much of the project's people and hardware are based not out in space but firmly on the ground.
The European Robotic Arm will service payloads on a later Russian external platform and the Italian pressurised transfer modules- Leonardo, Raffaello and Donatello - will carry pressurized cargo to and from the station.
www.esa.int /export/esaHS/ESA6NE0VMOC_iss_0.html   (591 words)

  
 International Space Station
Water on the Space Station - Using and re-using this most precious of commodities in Space.
Space Seeds Return to Earth- Seed pods from a commercial gardening experiment aboard the ISS are back on our planet.
Building a Droid for the ISS - NASA scientists are building a talking, thinking and flying robot to help astronauts with their chores in space.
www.firstscience.com /site/iss.asp   (452 words)

  
 International Space Station Observing
The ISS complex is in an orbit that was similar to the Mir complex, with an inclination of 51.6 degrees and an altitude ranging from between 361-425 km.
ISS viewed from Tokyo and photographed by Hiroyuki Kondo on December 11, 2000 (note the orange color contribution from the new solar arrays)
ISS has a maximum altitude limit of 460 km based on the design of the Zvezda module.
www.satobs.org /iss.html   (1218 words)

  
 International Space Station Overview
Led by the United States, the International Space Station draws upon the scientific and technological resources of 16 nations: Canada, Japan, Russia, 11 nations of the European Space Agency and Brazil.
The International Space Station is the largest and most complex international scientific project in history.
This orbit allows the station to be reached by the launch vehicles of all the international partners to provide a robust capability for the delivery of crews and supplies.
www.shuttlepresskit.com /ISS_OVR   (1822 words)

  
 International Space station
The International Space Station is now under construction and is permanently manned by teams of astronauts, many of whom have amateur licenses.
Meanwhile the ground track of Space Station during this direct contact was projected on a large screen at the front of the room.
The 2 station event was closely choreographed using 70 cm radios while the two stations could simultaneously hear the full set of questions being asked and the answers from Astronaut John Phillips.
www.rac.ca /ariss/oindex.htm   (8188 words)

  
 INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
Construction of the International Space Station is a necessary step in the development of mankind in what regards the utilization of Earth and Solar system resources.
The International Space Station program is the next logical step in the progress of space science.
The ISS project pools the resources, scientific achievements and experience of western countries and Russia, promotes development of national economies and efficient use of space in the interests of the world community, and understanding between the nations.
www.energia.ru /english/energia/iss/iss.html   (113 words)

  
 Boeing: Integrated Defense Systems - NASA Systems - International Space Station (ISS)
The ISS will be about four times as large as the Russian space station Mir, and about five times as large as the U.S. Skylab.
When completed around 2010, the ISS will be comprised of more than 100 major components carried aloft during 88 space flights to assemble the space station.
The ISS is the largest, most complex international scientific project in history and our largest adventure into space to date.
www.boeing.com /defense-space/space/spacestation   (370 words)

  
 NASA - International Space Station
The International Space Station crew rolled out a welcome mat for their successors early Monday, moving their Soyuz TMA spacecraft to clear a docking port for Expedition 13's arrival.
Veteran crew set for 6-month mission aboard the International Space Station.
Plans announced for a sequence of space flights that would result in completion of the space station by 2010.
www.nasa.gov /mission_pages/station/main   (332 words)

  
 Space Station - a rare inside view of the next frontier in space exploration
Space Station - a rare inside view of the next frontier in space exploration
www.pbs.org /spacestation   (14 words)

  
 APOD: 2002 December 8 - The International Space Station Expands Yet Again
International Space Station (ISS) has changed its appearance yet again.
APOD: 2002 December 8 - The International Space Station Expands Yet Again
foremost space outpost can be seen developing over the past few years by comparing the
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap021208.html   (107 words)

  
 Discovery.com: International Space Station
This is the current location of the International Space Station in Earth orbit.
If you'd like to find out when the station will be viewable from your city, or would like to track other spacecraft, visit Marshall Space Flight Center's Station Location page or download NASA's Sky Watch applet.
The location images are determined using a technique called "orbit propagation." The craft's location and direction are determined, and a program calculates where it believes the station will be in the future if no direction changes occur.
www.discovery.com /stories/science/iss/trackstation.html   (86 words)

  
 International Space Station
In about 5 years the International Space Station will be operating as a multi-room space hotel & research facility orbiting the Earth at an average altitude of 400 km.
Space Station circles the Earth every 90 minutes.
That means the crew will see the Sun rise every 90 minutes.
www.hq.nasa.gov /osf/funstuff/stationoverview/npage1.html   (49 words)

  
 Space-Age Living: Building the International Space Station
Imagine NASA is looking for volunteers to live aboard the International Space Station for four months.
"The best thing about living in space would be floating and seeing stars all the time.
No What would be the best thing about living in space?
school.discovery.com /schooladventures/spacestation   (61 words)

  
 NASA - International Space Station Assembly - Past Flights
+ Mission 5A.1 -- March 8, 2001-- Space Shuttle Discovery resupplied the Station with cargo from the Italian-built Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module.
+ Mission 2A.1 -- May 27, 1999 -- Space Shuttle Discovery with the STS-96 crew delivered and outfitted the Station with logistics and supplies.
+ Mission 3A -- Oct. 11, 2000-- Arriving aboard Space Shuttle Discovery the STS-92 crew installed the Z1-Truss, a third pressurized mating adapter and a Ku-band antenna.
www.nasa.gov /mission_pages/station/structure/iss_assembly.html   (639 words)

  
 International Space Station
The first crew was given permission to use the name Alpha when referring to the International Space Station.
When it was first proposed during the Reagan years, it was a strictly American space station with a tentative name of "Freedom".
The types of activity performed on the ISS will include, but not be limited to, medical research, life sciences research, and research and development of materials.
www.worldspaceflight.com /iss   (247 words)

  
 HoustonChronicle.com - Space Chronicle: Station
The International space station is shown in a digital still camera view during a shuttle fly-around.
The Soyuz rocket carrying U.S. and Russian astronauts blasts off for the international space station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Friday night.
March 31, 2001: Space station crew expansion is urged
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/space/station   (2219 words)

  
 Space Station The Station
At 131 feet high, 290 feet wide and 356 feet long, the International Space Station will be the largest man-made object in space.
What are the different components of the Space Station?
What is the purpose of the Space Station?
www.pbs.org /spacestation/station.htm   (88 words)

  
 Bush Whacks Space Station: U.S. Modules Face the Axe
Under the emerging plan, NASA would consider its hardware contribution to the International Space Station finished once the module known as Node 2 is delivered and attached.
A source with congressional appropriations committee said he doubted NASA truly has a handle yet on exactly how much the space station overruns will be.
Hawes expressed doubts about the accuracy of Bush’s $4 billion estimate of future space station cost growth, saying it represents a worst case scenario.
www.space.com /news/spacestation/iss_us_scaleback_010228.html   (548 words)

  
 ARRLWeb: ARISS: Amateur Radio on the International Space Station
ARISS: Amateur Radio on the International Space Station
ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station)
ARISS is sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
www.arrl.org /ARISS   (327 words)

  
 MSNBC - ISS
Click the graphic below to see the MSNBC International Space Station model.
If you don't see the Space Shuttle image, download Cosmo Player for Windows95/NT here.
If you see a spinning space shuttle above, you have the tools you need.
www.msnbc.com /modules/station/iss.asp   (71 words)

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