The International Space Station (ISS) is a huge manned construction located about 400km above the Earth. While it circles around the Earth at a speed of 17,700mph (or 90 minutes per orbit), Earth and star observation, or experiments and research are being conducted. ISS is intended to be utilized for more than 10 years after its completion. The primary purposes of ISS are to provide a facility where we can conduct experiments and research for a long term by utilizing environment peculiar to the space, to promote science and technology by utilizing the results of such research, and to contribute to daily lives and industries on the Earth.
ISS Construction Information
Listed construction history of the ISS is provided.
ISS Crew Members
Crew members' list sorted by each expedition mission.
Benefits for Humanity
Major experiments and activities of participating countries are introduced.