Big Picture: 10 Jahre International Space Station

Anläßlich des zehnten Jubiläums der internationalen Raumstation ISS hat Boston.coms Big Picture 32 fantastische Fotos von der Station gepostet.

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the first launched module of the International Space Station (ISS). The module Zarya was lifted into orbit on November 20th, 1998 by a Russian Proton rocket lifting off from Baikonur, Kazhakstan. In the decade since, 44 manned flights and 34 unmanned flights have carried further modules, solar arrays, support equipment, supplies and a total of 167 human beings from 15 countries to the ISS, and it still has a ways to go until it is done. Originally planned to be complete in 2003, the target date for completion is now 2011.

The International Space Station turns 10