Product Type: Poster
Audience: Educators, Informal Education
Grade Levels: K-12
Publication Year: 2007
Product Number: EW-2007-02-150-HQ
The International Space Station is the largest orbiting laboratory ever built. Completed in 2011, the space station with its large solar arrays spans the area of a U.S. football field, including the end zones. The front of the poster displays an artistic depiction of the station. The back of the poster explains the basic facts* about the station and its many components. Three hands-on technology activities help students understand how the space station works.
*This poster was printed before the International Space Station was completed. For up-to-date information about the station, see the space station Facts and Figures page.
The International Space Station: The First Step In Exploration
› View front [1MB PDF file]
› View back [7MB PDF file]
Demonstration videos for activities:
› Robotic Arm/ISS End Effector [14MB]
Duration: 3 minutes 02 seconds
› Integrated Truss/Straw Truss [12MB]
Duration: 2 minutes 32 seconds