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International Space Station

NASA ISS Live Stream - Earth From Space | ISS Live Feed: ISS Tracker + Live Chat


What's it like watching satellites deploy from the Space Station?


ISS: Watch satellite zoom past International Space Station!

Crew Demo-2


The View from Space - Earth's Countries and Coastlines


Welcome home @AstroAnnimal! 🙌👊 See you back in Houston on Tuesday night! https://t.co/yuOTrZ4Jut https://t.co/fBm6HRSKns


.@Allanator5000 wants to know, "What happens to Dragon after it is unloaded?" #AskNASA | https://t.co/cBNqC61h27 https://t.co/FTMXnlEiAb


.@Timeless_Treats asked us, "Will there be any more spacewalks this year?" #AskNASA | https://t.co/cBNqC61h27 https://t.co/z7S1cFMQpg


What are the risks during the upcoming spacewalk on Monday with @AstroAnnimal and @Astro_DavidS? #AskNASA https://t.co/jF2IIlMqJ9

The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit. Its first component launched into orbit in 1998, the last pressurised module was fitted in 2011, and the station is expected to operate until 2028. Development and assembly of the station continues, with components scheduled for launch in 2018 and 2019. The ISS is the largest human-made body in low Earth orbit and can often be seen with the naked eye from Earth. The ISS consists of pressurised modules, external trusses, solar arrays, and other components. ISS components have been launched by Russian Proton and Soyuz rockets, and American Space Shuttles.