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International Space Station

An orbiting outpost for scientific, medical, and engineering experiments. Construction began in 1998. The last American component of the station was delivered in 2011. Crews of three spend several months aboard the station, with two crews inhabiting the station simultaneously. International partners in the project include the United States, Russia, Europe, Canada, and Japan.

Featured Images

Moonrise July 5, 2018

Melotte 111 star cluster from international space station

Counting Stars May 10, 2018

Nighttime view of Florida from the International Space Station

Bright Nights March 12, 2017

NICER X-Ray Telescope Attached to International Space Station

A 'Nicer' View of the Sky February 21, 2017

Canopus, the second-brightest star in the night sky, from the space station

Stellar Beacon February 24, 2015

A brilliant aurora from the International Space Station

Fiery Sky January 21, 2015

Through the Glow September 16, 2014

Space station view of Comet ISON and other celestial objects

Doomed Comet December 4, 2013

Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer aboard the International Space Station

Magnetic Personality June 26, 2013

Sunset from the International Space Station

Eyes on High June 24, 2013

Soyuz spacecraft approaches space station with Moon in background

Ready for Arrival December 31, 2012

Nighttime view of the southeastern U.S. from the International Space Station

Blue Night November 5, 2012

Alexandria, Egypt, as seen from the International Space Station

City of Power July 20, 2012

June 5, 2012, Venus transit from International Space Station

Seeing Spots June 9, 2012

Earth's atmosphere distorts the Moon as seen from the International Space Statio

Squashed Moon January 17, 2012