The International Space Station


The History Of ISS

The ISS is an in-orbit working laboratory that orbits 240 miles above planet Earth. The ISS was built to enable long term exploration is space and to provide benefits for the people on Earth. The laboratory has been in construction since its first piece launched.


The ISS has more than 33,000 cubic feet (which is the size of a football field with the end zones included) of habitable space. It weighs about 925,000 lbs. The ISS measures 361 ft end to end.

The ISS Overview

Life in space is not easy to get used to. You have to be a lot more careful, because of the low gravity. The ISS was launched in November 1998, and has been under construction ever since. It orbits about 240 miles above Earth. It is as big as a football field with the end zones included.