The International Space Station, the largest co-operative project ever carried out in science, turned 15 years old today!
Here are some cool facts (via @NASA):
- The travels an equivalent distance to the Moon and back in about a day.
- More than 136 space flights were conducted on 7 different types of launch vehicles to construct the
- 68 countries have been involved in r aboard the
- There are 52 computers controlling the numerous systems on the .
- The US solar array surface area on the is large enough to cover 8 basketball courts.
- The weighs almost 1 million pounds (including visiting spacecraft) and has more livable space than a 6-bedroom house.