International Space Station

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    10 years in the making

  • Functional Cargo Block: Zarya

    Functional Cargo Block: Zarya
    The Zarya was the first piece put into space. It was built by the Russians under the contract of NASA, it provided communications and altitude control. The module is now used for storage and propulsion.
  • Sevice Module: Zvezda

    Sevice Module: Zvezda
    The first Russian module providing living quarters, life support and excercise systems. The module also provided a docking port for vessels.
  • U.S. Joint Airlock: Quest

    U.S. Joint Airlock: Quest
    This pressurised airlock lets the astranauts perform space walks without a massive loss of air. It als o holds space suits.
  • Canardam 2

    Canardam 2
    Reaching over eight feet this arm can reach nearly all over the space station. This arm is very important for sapce walks.
  • Node 2: Harmony

    Node 2: Harmony
    This piace named by childeren the Harmony, it is the anchor for the European and Japenese labrotories.
  • European Labrotory: Columbus

    European Labrotory: Columbus
    A European space module. This can be used for experiments in both a pressurized deck and a zero gravity deck.
  • Japenes Labrotory: Kibo

    Japenes Labrotory: Kibo
    This module arrived from Japan. Kibo means hope in Japenese, it can do experiments in the presurised module and exposed module.
  • Special Purpose Dextorous Manipulator

    Special Purpose Dextorous Manipulator
    Dextre for short can work with precision and has lights, a tool platform and video equipment.
  • Japenese Labrotory: Kibo

    Japenese Labrotory: Kibo
    The final part of the Kibo Labrotory, the robotic arm and the exposed platform, arrived in 2009.
  • Space Shuttle

    Space Shuttle
    The space shuttle brang up the larger parts of the station and is able to bring up crew and cargo. When the fleet retired last year the russian craft Soyuz will take over from the shuttle until NASA'a rocket Aeres is done.