ISS (International Space Station) facts

60 Facts about the ISS (International Space Station) Including the video 

 

To find the ISS visit     spotthestation.nasa.gov


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.

the International Space Station orbiting

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Its assembly required dozens and dozens of launches by Russia and the US including 37 space shuttle flights.

he 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 on 1998 by Russia.

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The view of the stars from space is similar to the experience you’d have if you went to Colorado, climbed a mountain, and didn’t have any lights

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.

 

The best view aboard the station is froImage result for iss diagramm the seven-window.

In order to move from one part of the space station to another, astronauts need to push off structures which are almost always reachable to propel themselves in the direction they need to go.

After about 5 or 10 minutes, the air currents would move you enough that you’d be able to grab onto the side.”

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.

We would all strap ourselves down to the floor with our bungees so that we were sitting or lying back.

There’s just something uncomfortable about watching a movie in an upright position  they still don’t eat popcorn in space and that would be a disaster.

The first module launched was back on Nov. 20, 1998 at 1:40am.

The ISS travels an equivalent distance to the Moon and back in about a day.  Image result for ISS .

The ISS has 32,333 cubic feet of pressurized volume and weighs 930,000 pounds.

The U.S. solar array 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).

Inside the ISS, there are 2 bathrooms, a gym and 360-degree view bay window.

The International Space Station can be seen from Earth with the naked 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. 

It has more space than a 6-bedroom house.

It has two bathrooms and a gym.