Infographic: 15 Years of the International Space Station

The first International Space Station component, the Russian Zarya module, was launched in November 1998. In the 15 years since, NASA and its global partners have built a world class orbiting laboratory, establishing a continuous human presence in space since 2000 and paving the way for future exploration beyond.

We're celebrating this milestone with an infographic showcasing some of the amazing and surprising facts about humanity's home away from Earth, but there's much more to learn. For the latest news, features and videos from orbit, visit www.nasa.gov/station. You can also find out how to see the station yourself at spotthestation.nasa.gov or watch live station video at www.nasa.gov/iss-stream.

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Page Last Updated: November 20th, 2013
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