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International Space Station Orbit

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The International Space Station, Space Station is assembled in low Earth orbit largely by the United States and Russia, with assistance and components from a multinational consortium. International Space Station as seen from Space shuttle Endeavour as two spacecraft begin their relative separation on March 24 2008. Nasa International Space Station and docked Space shuttle Endeavour in photograph taken by European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli from Soyuz TMA - 20 spacecraft, May 23 2011. The Nasa project, which began as an American effort, was long delayed by funding and technical problems. Originally called Freedom in 1980s by US Pres. Ronald Reagan, who authorized the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to build it within 10 years, It was redesigned in the 1990s to reduce costs and expand international involvement, at which time it was rename. In 1993, United States and Russia agreed to merge their separate Space Station plans into a single facility, integrating their respective modules and incorporating contributions from the European Space Agency and Japan. Assembly of the International Space Station began with the launch of Russian control Module Zarya on November 20 1998, and the US - built Unity connecting node the following month, which was linked in orbit by US Space shuttle astronauts. In mid - 2000, Russian - built Module Zvezda, habitat and control centre, was add, and on November 2 of that year, ISS received its first resident crew, comprising Russian cosmonauts Sergey Krikalyov and Yuri Gidzenko and American astronaut William Shepherd, who flew up in a Soyuz spacecraft. Iss has been continuously occupy since then. Nasa microgravity laboratory called Destiny and other elements were subsequently joined to the Station, with the overall plan calling for assembly, over a period of several years, of a complex of laboratories and habitats crossed by long truss supporting four units that hold large solar - power arrays and thermal radiators. Aside from the United States and Russia, station construction involves Canada, Japan, Brazil, and 11 ESA members. Russian modules are carried into space by Russian expendable launch vehicles, after which they automatically rendezvous with and dock to ISS. Other elements were ferried up by Space shuttle and assembled in orbit during space walks. Both shuttles and Russian Soyuz spacecraft transport people to and from the Station, and Soyuz remains docked to ISS at all times as a lifeboat. Astronaut outside International Space Station US Space shuttle astronaut Michael Lopez - Alegria floating in space outside the Unity Module of the International Space Station in October 2000, during the early stage of the Station's assembly in Earth orbit. Nasa crews from three countries having a meal in Zvezda Module of the International Space Station, 2001. Nasa much of early research work by ISS astronauts was to focus on long - term life - Sciences and material - Sciences investigations in a weightless environment. After the breakup of Space shuttle orbiter Columbia in February 2003, shuttle fleet was ground, which effectively halt expansion of the Station.

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