The international space station is a large spacecraft which orbits around Earth at 400km. It is also a science lab built by the work of many countries. It is also a place where astronauts live. The space station is made of many pieces put together in space by astronauts. The first international space station was launched in 1998 with the US, Brazil, Japan and Canada In a project known as Freedom. The first crew arrived in October 2000. The ISS is very big, covering a huge amount of five bedrooms. It includes two bathrooms, a gymnasium and a big bay window. It weighs almost a million pounds. This station has lived in space since 2000. The lab in this station is where the members do research that could not be done on Earth. They study about the adaptation of humans in space and how to keep a spacecraft working for a long time. This is vital for the future. “NASA has a plan to send humans deeper into space than ever before.” The space station is the first step as it will guide us ready for the journey ahead. The international Space Station with reference to its role in future space exploration and our increased understanding of the universe is that it educates our future generations of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians in a global effort. It carries out many experiments to improve life in space and also helps humans make a better living by informing them of their surroundings (weather, etc.) more accurately. This proves that the ISS has contributed to human life.
Space laboratory (left).
An experiment can take place inside the space station even with a zero gravity state.
Some experiments aboard the ISS with take place on the external portions of the ISS modules. The exterior experiments can be used to study the space environment and how long-term exposure to space, the near vacuum, the temperatures, etc. These are in the field of technology and engineering which can provide engineers and scientists a better understanding...