International Space Station Facts And Figures

sun beams above Earth's horizon pictured from ISS
Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy (center) in July conducted his fourth spacewalk this year at the International Space Station. Cassidy has completed 10 spacewalks throughout his career for a total of 54 hr. and 51 min. of spacewalking time.
Credit: NASA
Rotating crews of U.S., Russian, European, Japanese and Canadian astronauts and cosmonauts have been living aboard the International Space Station for an unbroken string of 20 years as of Nov. 2, 2020. Here are some more facts and figures about the orbital outpost. See also: While World Changes...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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