Photos: Space station needs help from friends

Photos: Space station needs help from friends

Summary: The International Space Station may be decommissioned early if NASA shuttle flights continue to be delayed.

TOPICS: Nasa / Space

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  • International Space Station

    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 may be put out of service before 2010 if NASA shuttle missions are delayed further. The station is 240 feet by 146 feet and 90 feet tall.

  • station dwellers

    Currently the International Space Station is inhabited by Expedition 11 Russian commander Sergei Krikalev and American flight engineer and science officer John Phillips. They have been manning the space station since April 16, 2005.

Topic: Nasa / Space

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