- International Space Station goes about 17,210 mph (27,700km)
- International Space Station is longer than a football field
- The station masses around 450 tons (400 metric tons)
- orbiting about 250 miles (400-km) above us and is one of the most expensive project.
- Its assembly required dozens and dozens of launches by Russia and the US including 37 space shuttle flights.
- The ISS has taken 13 years and as much as $150 billion to build and fly to call it valuable real estate is an understatement.
- International Space Station living space is 13,702 cu.ft. (338 cu. m.)
- International Space Station was launched in 1998 by Russia.
- The ISS crews have eaten about 25,000 meals since 2000. That’s a staggering “seven tons of supplies per three astronauts for six months.”That’s 32,558 Big Macs.
- Astronauts on the International Space Station see 16 more sunrises and sunsets each day.
- That’s because the station travels at about 17,500 miles per hour, completing a full orbit of Earth every 90 minutes (1 hour 30 minutes).
- On the space station, there was a part of Asia where we would always see the pollution.
- While astronauts don’t need to sit down in order to relax and watch a movie floating in place would work just as well they tend to do it anyway.
- The first module launched was back on Nov. 20, 1998, at 1:40 am.
- The ISS travels an equivalent distance to the Moon and back in about a day.
- The ISS has 32,333 cubic feet of pressurized volume and weighs 930,000 pounds.
- The U.S. solar panel surface area is 38,400 square feet (.88 acre) – large enough to cover eight basketball courts (94 ft x 50 ft x 8 = 37,600 sq ft).
- The International Space Station can be seen from Earth with your eye and is the largest artificial satellite that has ever orbited Earth.
- It took an astounding 136 space flights on seven different types of launch vehicles to build it.
- It flies at 4.791 miles per second (7.71 km/s).
- It weighs almost 1 million pounds including visiting spacecraft.
1. Mars’s volcano Olympus Mons is the biggest in the solar system. It covers the same area as Ireland and is three times higher than our Mount Everest.
2. Life is known to exist only on Earth, but in 1986 NASA found what they thought might be fossils of microscopic living things in a rock from Mars.
3. Most scientists say life’s basic chemicals formed on the Earth. The astronomer Fred Hoyle said they came from space.
4. Oxygen is circulated around the helmet in space suits in order to prevent the visor from misting.
5. The middle layers of space suits are blown up like a balloon to press against the astronaut’s body. Without this pressure, the astronaut’s body would boil!
6. The gloves included in the spacesuit have silicon rubber fingertips that allow the astronaut some sense of touch.
7. The full cost of a spacesuit is about $11 million.
9. Glowing nebulae are named so because they give off a dim, red light, as the hydrogen gas in them is heated by radiation from the nearby stars.
10. The Drake Equation was proposed by astronomer Frank Drake to work out how many civilizations there could be in our galaxy – and the figure is in millions.
11. SETI is the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence – the program that analyzes radio signals from space for signs of intelligent life.
12. The Milky Way galaxy we live in: is one among the BILLIONS in space.
13. The Milky Way galaxy is whirling rapidly, spinning our sun and all its other stars at around 100 million km per hour.
14. The Sun travels around the galaxy once every 200 million years – a journey of 100,000 light-years.
15. There may be a huge black hole in the very middle of the most of the galaxies.
16. The Universe is probably about 15 billion years old, but the estimations vary.
17. One problem with working out the age of the Universe is that there are stars in our galaxy which are thought to be 14 to 18 billion years old – older than the estimated age of the Universe. So, either the stars must be younger, or the Universe older.
18. A day in Mercury lasts approximately as long as 59 days on earth.
19. As the earth turns, the stars come back to the same place in the night sky every 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.09 seconds. This is a sidereal day (star day).
20. From the moon, astronauts brought back 380 kg of Moonrock
- Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system
- Jupiter is made of gas
- Jupiter’s red dot is a big storm
- Jupiter’s red dot is 3 times as big as the earth
- The red spot has been around for at least 350 years
- Jupiter is 2.5 times more massive than all of the other planets in the Solar System combined.
- Jupiter Is The Fastest Spinning Planet In The Solar System
- Jupiter only takes about 10 hours to complete a full rotation
- Jupiter is 50 km thick
- Jupiter’s Magnetic Field Is 14 Times Stronger Than Earth’s
- Jupiter’s four largest moons all orbit in the magnetosphere
- Jupiter has a 67 moons
- Almost all of the moons were less than 10 kilometers in diameter
- Jupiter Has Been Visited 7 Times By Spacecraft
- Jupiter is the third brightest object in the Solar System, after Venus and the Moon
- Jupiter Cannot Become A Star
- Length of day 9h 56m
- It takes 12 years to orbit the sun
- Jupiters radius is 43,441 mi
- Jupiter is 483.8 million miles for the sun