International Space Station

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International Space Station

  1. 2. The ISS is mainly powered by state of the art solar panells .
  2. 3. <ul><li>The construction started in 1998 with the Zarya module. </li></ul><ul><li>Functions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Battery power </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fuel storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rendezvous and docking capability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expansion stil in progress </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>ISS Size (in 2007): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mass: 300,214 kg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Length: 58.2 m </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Width: 44.5 m </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Height: 27.4 m </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solar arrays span: 73.15 m </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>On board Frank de Winne, the first European commander of the International Space Station. </li></ul>
  5. 6. From left to right: Nicole Stott, Frank De Winne and Robert Thirsk
  6. 7. Picture of one of the crew members during an expedition in space.
  7. 8. <ul><li>http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html </li></ul>

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