The ISS

Timeline created by Shanleyr
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    Humans In Space

    From the first feat of victory to the present date humans have been off this earth.
  • Moon Landing

    Moon Landing
    In 1969 the United States won the race to safely put a man on the moon beating Russia.
  • Saylut 1 Russia

    1971 Salyut 1, a Russian space station was launched. Over the course of eleven years they launched 7 space stations and 38 manned crew most were successful.
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    Saylut, Russia

    Over the course of eleven years Russia launched seven space stations (Saylut), and thirty-eight manned crews.
  • Skylab

    The first space station named Skylab, was launched in May 1973 by the U.S. It got rid of the idea that people needed gravity to live in space for short amount of times. it was 36 meters long and only lasted until February 1974, only 171 days because Nixon got it canned in order for NASA to work on a reusable spaceship. Skylab was used to test physics in space/zero gravity.
  • ISS Announcement.

    ISS Announcement.
    Reagan announced that NASA would work on a international space station. International because the U.S. would pair up with 13 other nations: The ESA (European Space Agency, a mix of ten European nations.), the Canadian Space Program (CSP), and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)
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    The ISS project

    In 1984 President Reagon announced the United States would be starting a project with several other to create an International Space Station. It is still being worked on.
  • BluePrints

    In 1985 the countries working on the ISS came up with adaquate blueprints to build the ISS after failed blueprints in 1984
  • Mir Designing, Russia

    In 1986 Russia started a project to make a more complex space station.
  • Budget

    The corrosponding countries created an acceptable budget and decided to name the space station Freedom.
  • The Soviets Have Fallen

    In 1991 Soviet Russia lost its control which in effect caused the plan to make a second Mir to be cancelled. Although there was enough funds to continue the current Mir.
  • Russia Joins the Party

    In1993, Clinton announced that Russia would join the assortment of countries making the ISS. This worked well because America had high funds but low quality equipment and Russia had low funds but high quality equipment.
  • Mir, Russia

    Mir, Russia
    In 1986 Russia finished designing and launchin the complex space station, Mir. The Mir was meant for long term use because the Sayluts were short term.
  • Zarya

    The first part and model of the ISS was launched in 1998 by Russia.
  • Columbia

    Columbia
    In February 2003 the creation of the ISS came to a standstill because the space ship Columbia was destroyed.
  • Return to Productivity

    in 2006 the ISS re-booted when solar arrays arrived form the shuttle Atlantis.
  • JEM

    March & June 2008 the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) was added in two segments.
  • ITS

    March 2009 the last solar arrays were added and The Integrated Truss Structure (ITS) was also deployed.
  • The Russian Mini-Research Module

    The Russian Mini-Research Module was added to the ISS in May 2010.
  • PMM

    The Italian Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) was inserted by NASA in 2011.
  • Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer

    The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer by NASA added in May 2011.
  • Ships

    Currently three ships can dock at the ISS Proton (unmanned) and Soyuz (manned) from Russia. The Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle can also dock (unmanned) named Kounotori in Japanese, which means White Stork in English. and the ESA Automated Transfer Vehicle. All of the vehicles from NASA have been put out of commision on August 31, 2013.
  • How To get There

    Two ships are currently being made in order to have manned(originally unmanned) flights from earth to the ISS. the Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cyngus and the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation’s SpaceX.
  • Citations

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    "Reagan, Ronald." UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History. Sonia Benson, Daniel E. Brannen, Jr., and Rebecca Valentine. Vol. 7. Detroit: UXL, 2009. 1294-1298. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 12 Dec. 2013.
    "Mir." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 12 June 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2013. (Picture)
    "Fall Of The Soviet Union."