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About the ISS

The International Space Station (after STS-134 mission; Credit: NASA)

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-related Flight History and Schedule

List of ISS-related flights and future schedule is provided.

ISS Crew Members (NASA website)

List of crew members of current, past, and future expedition mission is provided.

ISS-related Extravehicular Activities

List of ISS-related Extravehicular Activities is provided.

Outline of the ISS

Benefits for Humanity

Major experiments and activities of participating countries are introduced.

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