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International Space Station

Website: Live webcam from the Space Station

Watch live video from the International Space Station which obits the earth once every 90 minutes, so sees a sunrise or a sunset every 45 minutes. During a 24 hour period, the space station orbits approximately 16 times.

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Extremely interesting facts about the International Space Station

The Space Station is a large spacecraft which travels around the earth every 90 minutes. It is travelling at a speed of 17,800 miles an hour. The speed limit for a car in the UK is 70 miles an hour.

The International Space Station flies about 400 km high or 248 miles above the earth.

The Space Station has 6 astronauts living onboard. They live there for a while and then they're replaced by new astronauts. Astronauts have been living in space since the year 2000.

The space station is also a science lab. Many countries worked together to build it. They also work together to use it.

NASA has a plan to send humans deeper into space than ever before. The space station is one of the first steps. NASA will use lessons from the space station to get astronauts ready for the journey ahead.

The International Space Station has the living space of a six-bedroom house, and has two bathrooms, a gymnasium and a 360-degree bay window - definitely enough room for its crew of six persons.

The space station is about the size of a football field.

The space station has been a temporary home to more than 200 people.

Fifty-two computers control the systems on the ISS.

The 75 to 90 kilowatts of power for the ISS is supplied by an acre of solar panels.

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