Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Happy 15th Birthday International Space Station!

The first module for the International Space Station (ISS), the Russian Zarya module, was launched fifteen years ago today, on November 20, 1998. Currently, the ISS is the largest structure in space ever built by human hands, and the international crews have continuously occupied it since 2000. A consortium of fifteen nations have contributed to this achievement and we are especially proud since SpaceX’s, a small business at the time, Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial vehicle to successfully attach to the ISS and return cargo to Earth a year ago. 

The team at NASA put together a fantastic inforgraphic detailing the incredible accomplishments by the ISS. Take a look below or click here!

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