International Space Station


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International Space Station

n
(Astronautics) an orbiting space station construction of which began in 2001 with the cooperation of 16 nations; used for scientific and space research. Abbreviation: ISS
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Maj Peake said: "From leading the spire instrument on the Herschel space craft, to providing most of the glass for the solar panels on the International Space Station, Wales is an important part of our UK space community.
In 1990, he was selected by NASA as the International Space Station Programme Scientist to oversee NASA's experiments conducted on the International Space Station.
SpaceX CRS-6, also known as SpX-6, is a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station, contracted to NASA, and is currently launched and en route to the International Space Station.
The International Space Station is currently powered by nickel-metal hybride batteries, which PWR will replace with GY Yuasa lithioun-ion batteries.
The crew of the space shuttle Atlantis have arrived at the International Space Station to deliver a new Russian module and spare parts needed by the crew.
C) The first part of the International Space Station was launched into space in 1998.
NASA recently awarded SpaceX, in partnership with Rocketplane, a $500 million prize to build a vehicle that will deliver crew and cargo to the International Space Station by 2010.
Now, they're gearing up for a 6-month test on the International Space Station, planned for 2008.
The CEV will take astronauts to the International Space Station and to the moon.
The second tourist in space was Mark Shuttleworth, a South African who was launched on a Soyuz on April 25, 2002, and re-entered Earth's atmosphere on May 5, 2002, after his stay at the International Space Station.
Our report is based on the fact that NASA and the nation have already accepted the risk of multiple human missions to the International Space Station," notes panel member Roger Tetrault, who was also a member of the Columbia investigation board.
Morgan, who last taught at McCall-Donnelly Elementary School in McCall, Idaho, is still supposed to fly to the International Space Station, but it's uncertain when because flights have been on hold since the Columbia disaster.

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