ISS infographic - Happy 15th Birthday. The first International Space Station component, the Russian Zarya module, was launched 15 years ago today, on November 20, 1998. Since then, a consortium of 15 different nations have constructed a world-class orbiting laboratory, with a continual human presence onboard since 2000. Construction was considered officially complete in 2011, but new modules are still planned.

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NASA Space Shuttle Infographic

How Radiation in Space Poses a Threat to Human Exploration (Infographic) by Karl Tate, SPACE.com Infographics Artist

Mars: Quick Facts tall infographic

How Astronaut Hibernation for Deep-Space Travel Works #Infographic

The Great Red Spot of Jupiter: a storm that's been raging for over 300 years, it's 3X the size of the Earth

Inside the International Space Station

This photo from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows an ominous pillar of gas and dust known as the Cone Nebula. The image shows the top portion of the nebula that is 2.5 light years in height. The Cone Nebula is 2,500 light-years from Earth in the Monoceros constellation. The red halo of light seen around the pillar is caused when ultraviolet radiation causes hydrogen gas in the nebula to glow.

The International Space Station - The ISS is the largest, most expensive laboratory ever built in space. Costing more than $150 billion and taking 15 years to make. The Space Centre was originally scheduled to be shut down in 2016, but has now been funded through 2020. The ISS is expected to play a key role in the future efforts to explore the Moon, and eventually to land humans on Mars. (Earthkam 2013)

Russia's Manned Soyuz Space Capsule Explained (Infographic) by Karl Tate, SPACE.com Infographics Artist, Russia's workhorse Soyuz spacecraft have been flying for nearly 45 years, ferrying first cosmonauts into orbit, then branching out to launch NASA astronauts and spaceflyers from many countries on trips to the International Space Station.

John Glenn's Mercury mission was the first American space flight around the world. #Infographic

International Space Station

The Mir Space Station, taken by Atlantis (STS-71) in July 1995.

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Space Shuttle Infographic - Learn about the Space Shuttle! Space Unit Study #unitstudies

Spaces, Nasa Patches, International Space Station, Products

The International Space Station