15 Years of the International Space Station

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I never realised until I watch a program on Dave the other night… The International Space Station has been up there 15 years now! Wow!!! I remember when when it was just an idea, something that was going to happen, then the first modules went up and suddenly it’s been up there all this time. In orbit you see a sunrise every 92 minutes. This mean that in the 15 years it’s been up the it’s seen over 85,000 sunrises.

I don’t want to make this a big wirting piece, but I thought I would post a few of the pics I found about ISS, none of them are mine of course – but they’re all amazing in their own ways! Also this link to in infographic shows what’s been achieved up there – truly amzing!

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/infographic_15_years

This image taken from the ISS on 16 September 2003 shows the eye of Hurricane Isabel.

Expedition 10 commander Leroy Chiao is reflected in a water sphere on board the International Space Station in 2004.

Astronaut Stephen K Robinson, anchored to a foot restraint in 2005.

The ISS can be seen from Earth, here creating a streak in the sky in a picture from 2008 over Texas.

The sun rises over the horizon in this shot from 2009.

Astronaut Andrew Feustel reenters the space station after completing an eight-hour spacewalk in 2011.<br>

The Great Lakes and the central United States as viewed from the station in 2014.

Happy Friday all of you!

Simon πŸ™‚

Note: No ownership claimed to pictures – taken from http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2015/nov/02/15-years-international-space-station-in-pictures

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23 thoughts on “15 Years of the International Space Station”

      1. I have been a full time mum since my son was born but it is now the right time to go back. I think I am just going to have to make the time to be honest or I will go insane!

        Yep it’s raining here, it’s been raining all week β˜”οΈ

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      1. Always smiling… lol! I am really great. I guess the jetlag is pretty much over. I was not even that much tired at ceratin daytimes as usual. I even slept well through the nights… Went great this time!

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