Dec. 3, 2023: International Space Station Configuration. Six spaceships are parked at the space station including the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft, the SpaceX Dragon Endurance crew spacecraft, Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus space freighter, the Soyuz MS-24 crew ship, and the Progress 85 and 86 resupply ships.
Over 260 spacewalks in NASA's Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMUs), or spacesuits, and Roscosmos Orlan spacesuits have been conducted since 1998 at the International Space Station.
The International Space Station as of Oct. 4, 2018.
Station Facts and Figures
Crew members live and work aboard the International Space Station orbiting Earth 16 times a day. The orbital outpost is larger than a six-bedroom house with six sleeping quarters, two bathrooms, a gym, and a 360-degree view bay window.
NASA astronaut Frank Rubio completed a single mission aboard the International Space Station of 371 days on Sept. 27, 2023. Rubio surpasses NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei who ended his mission after 355 days on March 30, 2022.
An international partnership of space agencies provides and operates the elements of the International Space Station. The principals are the space agencies of the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan, and Canada. The orbital outpost has been the most politically complex space exploration program ever undertaken.