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The International Space Station, as seen from the space shuttle Discovery, has been in orbit since its construction began in 1998. It may never be completed and put out of service before 2010 if NASA shuttle missions experience further delays. The station is 240 feet by 146 feet and 90 feet tall.
Currently the International Space Station is inhabited by Expedition 11 Russian Commander Sergei Krikalev and American Flight Engineer John Phillips. They have been manning the space station since April 16, 2005.
Mission Specialist Soichi Noguchi from Discovery traverses along the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station. Shuttle astronauts took spacewalks to install a platforms and repair instruments on the space station.