INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
International Space Station is scheduled to be completed early in
the 21st century. It is the product of a partnership of 13 nations,
led by the United States, with major elements developed by European
members, Canada, Japan, and Russia. This space station is designed
to provide more laboratory space, more electrical power, larger
crew accommodations, and greater international cooperation than
any previous space station.
in orbit is carried out during a series of Space Shuttle missions.
When the space station is occupied by up to six people, both the
Shuttle and the Soyuz spacecraft can be used as ferries for crews
1:100 scale model
The Boeing Company
For the latest
information on ISS construction, missions, and crew, see the ISS
web site at http://spaceflight.nasa.gov