ISS

  1. International Space Station goes about 17,210 mph (27,700km)                          
  2. International Space Station is longer than a football field
  3. The station masses around 450 tons (400 metric tons)
  4. orbiting about 250 miles (400-km) above us and is one of the most expensive project.
  5. Its assembly required dozens and dozens of launches by Russia and the US including 37 space shuttle flights.
  6. 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.
  7. International Space Station living space is 13,702 cu.ft. (338 cu. m.)
  8. International Space Station was launched in 1998 by Russia.
  9. 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.
  10. Astronauts on the International Space Station see 16 more sunrises and sunsets each day.
  11. 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).
  12. On the space station, there was a part of Asia where we would always see the pollution.
  13. 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.
  14. The first module launched was back on Nov. 20, 1998, at 1:40 am.
  15. The ISS travels an equivalent distance to the Moon and back in about a day.
  16. The ISS has 32,333 cubic feet of pressurized volume and weighs 930,000 pounds.
  17. 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).
  18. The International Space Station can be seen from Earth with your eye and is the largest artificial satellite that has ever orbited Earth.
  19. It took an astounding 136 space flights on seven different types of launch vehicles to build it.
  20. It flies at 4.791 miles per second (7.71 km/s).
  21. It weighs almost 1 million pounds including visiting spacecraft.