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International Space Station

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International Space Station (September 20, 2006).

The International Space Station is the most ambitious and largest scientific project ever attempted in the entire history of the world. The stations construction is being led by the United States but draws on the scientific and technological resources of 16 other nations including Canada, Japan, Russia, 11 nations of the European Space Agency and Brazil.[1]

The cost of the ISS is expected to exceed $100 billion.[2]

Specifications

The construction of the International Space Station was completed in 2005.

Weight Mass Length Height Wingspan Living space Crew Size Laboratories Span of solar arrays
471,444 pounds 1,000,000 pounds 262 feet 90 feet 365 feet 15,000 cubic feet seven adults
six
240 feet
Artist rendering of the International Space Station.
Scanning electrograph image of Baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) cells grown on the International Space Station.

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