The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit. Its first component was launched into orbit in 1998, with the first long-term residents arriving in November 2000. It has been inhabited continuously since that date. The last pressurised module was fitted in 2011, and an experimental inflatable space habitat was added in 2016. The station is expected to operate until 2030. Development and assembly of the station continues, with several new elements scheduled for launch in 2020. The ISS is the largest human-made body in low Earth orbit and can often be seen with the naked eye from Earth. The ISS consists of pressurised habitation modules, structural trusses, solar arrays, radiators, docking ports, experiment bays and robotic arms. ISS components have been launched by Russian Proton and Soyuz rockets and American Space Shuttles.
"We don't want to be part of the International Space Station , therefore we want to set up our own. Our station won't be very big. It will have a mass of 20 tonnes and be used for studies including.. IndiaTimes - Published
According to a report by Digital Trends, on Saturday, after a number of delays, the SpaceX mission to resupply the International Space Station successfully launched. The Falcon 9 launch was originally..
According to a report by Geek.com, on Friday, the Cygnus capsule arrived at the International Space Station with an entire Easter feast and other supplies, including tiny flying robots and mice for a..
According to a report by Digital Trends, the Cygnus spacecraft, built by Northrop Grumman, has rendezvoused with the International Space Station as part of a moths-long resupply mission. The craft will..
CBS News space consultant Bill Harwood joins CBSN to discuss NASA's announcement that commercial astronauts will be allowed to travel to the International Space Station starting next year. CBS News - Published
NASA has announced it will open up the International Space Station for tourism from next year. It is expected to run two trips for tourists a year for stays of up to 30 days. The cost of each trip is.. WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC News