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International Space Station

  1. 1. International Space Station By: Cara Chernow, Courtney Sykes, and Amanda Feather
  2. 2. The Beginning <ul><li>Starting in 1984, President Ronald Regan has the first ideas of creating a permanently manned space station in constant orbit of the earth. </li></ul><ul><li>Ten years later, President Clinton bring back the idea and the process begins. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The first part of the station, Zarya, was scheduled to launch from Russia in 1997, being able to complete that part of the station in 2002. </li></ul><ul><li>Unfortunately, because of problems with funding, the launching of the first section was pushed back to 1998. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Even though the main parts of the station were delayed from taking off, there were service modules already up in the orbit. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Trouble with Takeoff <ul><li>With the new expected takeoff day approaching, more trouble occurs with funding and now new technical problems, too. </li></ul><ul><li>Takeoff gets delayed until finally in February of 2001, the real work beings. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 2001 <ul><li>Destiny Lab is brought to the station in February. </li></ul><ul><li>At home on earth financial problems were still occurring. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 2002 <ul><li>The focus is now on the station’s main truss. </li></ul><ul><li>This was made to hold big power plants and other similar systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Three new additions of the truss were added from Shuttle missions during this year. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 2003 <ul><li>Unfortunately, on February 1, 2003, a tragic event occurred in space. The Colombia Space Shuttle crashed on its way back to Earth. </li></ul><ul><li>This event made the US shuttle at the station return home and stop construction for a period of time. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>With US astronauts not present at the station, the building was left up to the Russians. </li></ul><ul><li>In order to conserve resources at the station during this time, the Russians agreed to reduce their missions from three to only two astronauts. </li></ul>
  10. 10. 2004 <ul><li>George W. Bush announces to NASA that another mission to the Moon will be scheduled. </li></ul><ul><li>He wants to do this by using the funds from the cancellation of the Space Shuttle Program and the withdraw from the ISS. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>This new plan would work out that the Space Station Shuttle would stop being used in 2010, around the same time as the completion of the Space Station. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2016 NASA will stop funding for the Station. </li></ul>
  12. 12. 2005 <ul><li>With problems with staff, supplies and funding still occurring, NASA prepared the Shuttle to return to the station this year. </li></ul>
  13. 13. 2006 <ul><li>Plans for future construction and missions are scheduled. </li></ul><ul><li>This includes building the station so that by 2009 it is able to support a six-person crew at one time. </li></ul>
  14. 14. 2007 <ul><li>Future plans are continuously made. </li></ul><ul><li>A $719 million modification to the ISS is made with Russia for crews and supplies through 2011. </li></ul>
  15. 15. 2008 <ul><li>Agreements with Russia and other European countries are made. </li></ul><ul><li>A crew of Europeans and Americans is scheduled to go to the station in 2012. </li></ul>
  16. 16. 2009 <ul><li>The American segment of the station is complete. </li></ul><ul><li>The fourth, and last, power-generating section is complete. </li></ul><ul><li>The American section can now support its goal of a six person crew at one time. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Importance of the ISS <ul><li>The International Space Station is an important part of US history. </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists have always been studying outer-space, and with the ISS that can be done much easier. </li></ul>