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The International Space Station. By Emma Grewar . What is The International Space Station?. Habitable, artificial satellite in low earth orbit The ISS follows the Salyut, Almaz , Cosmos, Skylab, and Mir space stations 11th space station launched not including the Genesis I and II prototypes.

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What is the international space station
What is The International Space Station?

Habitable, artificial satellite in low earth orbit

The ISS follows the Salyut, Almaz, Cosmos, Skylab, and Mir space stations

11th space station launched not including the Genesis I and II prototypes.


Purpose contributers
Purpose & Contributers

Learn more about space in long term journeys

Provide Earth with valuable information

16 Nations – Canada, Japan & Russia

11 Nations – Europe Space Agency & Italy

USA

Canada

The European Space Agency

Japan

Russia

Brazil and Italy through agreements by the US.


Impact of the technology
Impact of the Technology

Advancement of technology through experiments conducted in space.

Development of testing new technologies

Derivation of Earth applications from a new understanding


Risks benefits
Risks & Benefits

Space Junk

Failure of equipment

No Oxygen

Research Unsuccessful

Great impact on our society

Could lead to new findings

Other life in space

Advancement in knowledge

Learning more about Earth and

it’s surroundings


Plans for future
Plans for Future

NASA plans to de-orbit the Space Station is 2016

Most of it’s space programs have been cut

Been under construction longer than completion

US Space Shuttle program ended in 2010


Plans for improvement
Plans for Improvement

Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer

NASA plans to extend the lifespan of the structure into the 2020’s


Reference page
Reference Page

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Covert, Adrian. "NASA to De-Orbit International Space Station In 2016 | Popular Science." Popular Science | New Technology, Science News, The Future Now. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2011. <http://www.popsci.com/military-aviation-amp-space/article/2009-07/nasa-de-orbit-international-space-station-2016>.

"NASA - International Space Station." NASA - Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2011. <http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station

"NASA - ISS Research and Technology." NASA - Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2011. <http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station

"International Space Station Overview ." Shuttle Press Kit. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2011. <http://www.shuttlepresskit.com/ISS_OVR/i

"International Space Station." Encyclopedia Astronautica. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2011. <http://www.astronautix.com/craft/intation.htm


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