Science on the ISS

El experimento del Sistema Portatil de Prueba y Desarrollo de Aplicaciones de Laboratorio en un Microprocesador a bordo de la estacion espacial

Over 600 experiments have been performed on the space station. Check some of them out!

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Engineering Challenges

Cuatro personas con trajes esterilizados dentro de un grupo de segmento de espejos

How do you fit a telescope the size of a tennis court into a rocket as wide as a pickup truck?

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Spacewalks

Carlos I. El astronauta Noriega saluda enfrente a la Tierra, con la estacion espacial en primer plano

Learn about spacewalks with NASA's first Hispanic astronaut, Franklin Chang-Díaz.

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Engineering of the International Space Station



    The International Space Station is about the size of a football field and weighs 827,794 pounds! So how did we get something so big into space? In pieces! Fifteen different countries from all around the world provided parts and assembled the station.
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Interviews

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Background Information


    The second decade of a new era in human history -- when not everyone lives on our home planet -- began Nov. 2, 2010, as the International Space Station crossed the 1.5-billion-mile mark of its travels, with six residents on board and six visitors en route.

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Resources

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Opportunities and Activities

  • La estacion espacial con la oscuridad del espacio y la fina linea de la atmosfera terrestre como fondo

    See the International Space Station in Your Own Backyard  →

    The International Space Station is one of the most visible man-made objects in the sky because it reflects sunlight and often looks like a slow-moving star. This can fool a casual viewer, but it also makes sighting the space station easier if one knows when and where to look. NASA SkyWatch is an Internet tool that provides the information needed to view the space station and other satellites.