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Who has has more spacewalks at the International Space Station-the US or Russia?
Which of these is a cylindrical section of the international space station used for working or living in space?
It is planned to stay in orbit in its current form until at least 2020. In principle it can stay in orbit as long as nothing breaks and there is money for flying people, sup…plies and fuel to it. Fuel is important because there is still a little bit of air up there that causes it to drop back to earth very slowly, so every once in a while it either needs to fire its rocket engines or be "pushed" by a docked spacecraft like Progress or the Shuttle. You also need people to look after it and fix parts that wear out or break.
When it is completed, it will transport and help people get to planets for example if a probe is going to mars its going to stop and prepare for the trip and other stuff.
The International Space Station has the name it's name because it is being built and occupied by people from many different nations.
The International Space Station (ISS), which orbits at between 187 and 194 nautical miles (about 215 to about 223 miles), is in what is called the thermosphere. We know that t…his layer, which is above the mesosphere and below the exosphere, extends from about 100 kilometers (a bit over 60 miles) to 690 kilometers (a little less than 430 miles) above the surface of the earth. Links can be found below for confirmation and for additional data.
The International Space Station is in constant orbit around the Earth, at a height of about 200 miles. It can be seen at various times from Earth. It passes over different par…ts of the world every couple of months, appearing regularly for a period of up to two weeks. See the links below for times when it may pass over your location. It looks like a bright moving star, taking a few minutes to pass over.
The ISS is almost like a puzzle. The first piece of it was launched into space in 1998, and then the second piece launched and connected to the first piece, and we're st…ill launching and connection sections (as of 2009.) The station is expected to be completed in 2011.
The space station, now weighing several tons, did not get up there in one launch. U.S. space shuttles and Russian, Canadian, and Japanese rockets brought pods. These smaller s…ections were peiced togather in orbit until you have what hangs over our heads today. -Jack
The objective of the ISS, as defined by NASA, is to develop and test technologies for exploration spacecraft systems, develop techniques to maintain crew health and performanc…e on missions beyond low Earth orbit, and gain operational experience that can be applied to exploration missions.
what is the purpose of the space station? The mission of the International Space Station is to enable long-term exploration of space and provide benefits to people on Earth. … With six state-of-the-art laboratories, the Space Station will be the premiere research facility in space, four times larger and more capable than any previous space station. It is hoped that it will allow for advancements in medicine, technology and science. For example, studies in micro and hyper gravity will help researchers better understand its effects on humans and offer insight into how the human body works. Growing protein crystals in a space environment can help scientists create better treatment for numerous diseases that currently have no cure. In addition, the laboratories on the Space Station will allow for innovative space research projects to improve our understanding of the Earth's environment and the universe in which we live. The Space Station will also serve as the gateway to new frontiers in human space exploration, a place where we can learn how to live and work "off planet." It will allow for the study of long-term effects of weightlessness on the human body and as a test bed to understand what adjustments need to be made to current methods before astronauts are sent to Mars and beyond. In addition, it will allow for critical research in fluids, combustion, life support systems and the radiation environment, which is needed for future human space exploration.
For the most part it is solar powered. However to maintain its orbit, liquid hydrogen fuel is used for firing it attitude rockets.
the United States of America, Russian Federation, Japan, Canada and eleven member states of the European Space Agency (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherland…s, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom).
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, there were a large number of rocket scientists who were either unemployed or unpaid. A major risk of this situation was transfer of the… knowledge that these scientists and engineers possessed being bought in by unstable regimes or regimes that were hostile to the USA. By employing these workers on the largest space project of all time, they were occupied, paid, and unavailable to hostile countries. If nothing else, the ISS has prevented missile production by countries that might initiate undesirable military action against the west.
They, the international community, pushed their contributions up into space and docked with the space station. This is a science vessel that multiple nations have added to. It… will always be a multi nation venture.
The international space station is somewhere in space, and hence the name International Space Station it is there for the whole world to use, engineer's, and scientists stay o…ut there for long term research projects that can't be conducted on Earth.
Every day, in a variety of ways, American lives are touched by space technology. Since 1976, over 1,600 documented NASA technologies have benefited U.S. industry, improved the… quality of life, and created jobs. These spinoffs stem from technologies created to support construction of the ISS, as well as from work performed on the ISS. SpiraFlex® Resistance Exercise Device - The SpiraFlex system, presently aboard the International Space Station, is used by the crewmembers as a primary countermeasure against musculoskeletal degradation caused by microgravity. Using SpiraFlex technology, Schwinn Cycling & Fitness, Inc., launched an international fitness program for health clubs and select retail distributors, called RiPP™ (Resistance Performance Program). / ZipNut, a fastening device that is pushed rather than turned, was originally developed for shuttle flight STS-29 and then selected to be a key mechanical element for robotic assembly of the International Space Station. Installation time of space station trusses was improved greatly since the bolts could be pushed into place rather than having to be turned like conventional nut/bolt combinations. On Earth, the ZipNut can be used for a variety of applications, including firefighting, aerospace, gas fittings, and manufacturing. In 1999, 45 stainless steel 1-1/8 Heavy Hex ZipNuts were used by the Department of Energy Savannah River Project to speed up maintenance in a high radiation area during a nuclear outage. The ZipNuts were successful and reduced worker radiation. / The Personal Cabin Pressure Altitude Monitor and Warning System is a hand-held, personal safety device to warn pilots of potentially dangerous or deteriorating cabin pressure altitude conditions before hypoxia becomes a threat. Invented by a NASA Applied Research and Development Engineer to give space shuttle and International Space Station crew members an additional, independent notification of any depressurization events, the device benefits both pressurized and non-pressurized aircraft operations. Applications beyond aviation and aerospace include scuba diving, skydiving, mountain climbing, meteorology, altitude chambers, and underwater habitats. / The AiroCide TiO2 is an air-purifier that kills 93.3 percent of airborne pathogens that pass through it, including Bacillus anthraci, more commonly known as anthrax. It is essentially a spinoff of KES Science & Technology, Inc.'s Bio-KES system, a highly effective device used by the produce industry for ethylene gas removal to aid in preserving the freshness of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The TiO2-based ethylene removal technology that is incorporated into the company's AiroCide TiO2 and Bio-KES products was first integrated into a pair of International Space Station plant-growth chambers known as ASTROCULTURE™ and ADVANCED ASTROCULTURE.™ Both chambers have housed commercial plant growth experiments in space. / A series of autonomous Robotic Arms developed to recover crew or tools outside of the International Space Station have found application on Earth, in fields ranging from human-collaborative medical surgery to emergency response to chemical, biological, and nuclear materials. The Robotic Arms can reach around objects and clasp them with the use of gear-free cable drives to manipulate its joints. With a human-scale 3-foot-reach, the arms are so quick that they can grab a major-league fastball, yet so sensitive that they respond to the gentlest touch. The commercial manufacturer is also targeting markets such as physical therapy, rehabilitation, assisted-living aids, metrology, short-run manufacturing, and entertainment. / Fast Cooking: Ovens designed for NASA's Space Station Freedom use new air impingement technology. Jets of hot air at the top and bottom of the oven are focused on the food, rather than heating the oven cavity as in a traditional thermal oven. By heating the food directly, foods cook faster and more consistently, retaining flavor and texture. / A technology for waste water purification originally developed for flight aboard the Space Station uses a direct osmosis process followed by a reverse osmosis treatment. Because the product extracts water from a waste product, it is being used in landfills. / 360º Camera: - NASA technology used for guiding space robots, in the space shuttle and space station programs, as well as research in cryogenic wind tunnels and for remote docking of spacecraft employs panoramic cameras. Images are captured in their entirety in a 360-degree immersive digital representation, and the viewer can navigate to any desired direction within the image. Several car manufacturers already use this technology to provide customers a look at their latest line-up of automobiles, and the panoramic camera is also being used to show hotel accommodations and for non-invasive surgical procedures. / Golf Clubs: A material designed for the space station aided in the development of Zeemet, a proprietary, high-damping shape memory alloy for the golf industry. The Nicklaus Golf Company created a new line of golf clubs using Zeemet inserts. Its superelastic and high damping attributes translate into more spin on the ball, greater control, and a solid feel. / The Low Vision Enhancement System (LVES) - is a video headset that offers people with low vision a view of their surroundings equivalent to the image on a 5-foot television screen 4 feet from the viewer. For many people with low vision, it eases everyday activities such as reading, watching TV, and shopping. Researchers used NASA technology for computer processing of satellite images and head-mounted vision enhancement systems originally intended for the space station.