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International Space Station

Cady Coleman @ the International Space Station
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Cady Coleman @ the International Space Station

The International Space Station is a symbol of international cooperation — a true reflection of the collaborative nature of science.

Orbiting 250 miles above the Earth, the ISS houses teams of astronauts and scientists. See what's it's like to live and work in microgravity for months at a time.

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Beer in Space: 11-Year-Old’s Tiny Brewery Will Fly to Space Station

Beer in Space: 11-Year-Old’s Tiny Brewery Will Fly to Space Station

This sixth grader from Colorado designed a cosmic brew — not for a party, but to test the medical properties of beer. Now it's headed to the ISS for testing. More...

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Space.com
Gravity ‘Not as Fun,’ Says Minnesota Astronaut

Gravity ‘Not as Fun,’ Says Minnesota Astronaut

Karen Nyberg returned to Earth after six months aboard the International Space Station. Her thoughts? Gravity sucks. More...

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MPR
International Space Station Photos

International Space Station Photos

Since November of 2000, the ISS has been floating 240 miles above the surface of the Earth. Explore its beauty and isolation with these photos. More...

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National Geographic
ISS Tour: Kitchen, Bedrooms, and the Latrine

ISS Tour: Kitchen, Bedrooms, and the Latrine

How do you rinse your toothbrush in microgravity? Where do you sleep? And, the conundrum of the space age: How exactly do you use the bathroom? Find out. More...

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Space.com
Latest News: International Space Station

Latest News: International Space Station

Who's living on the station right now? What experiments are currently underway? Track the news and even find out how you can get involved with the ISS. More...

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NASA
Life of an Astronaut

Life of an Astronaut

Spacewalking is definitely cool, but it's also extremely mentally and physically demanding. Take a look at the rigorous training astronauts undergo. More...

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NOVA/PBS
Thanksgiving Feast in Space

Thanksgiving Feast in Space

Irradiated turkey, thermo-stabilized yams, all from a green sack. You know what that means...it's Thanksgiving on the International Space Station. More...

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Space.com
International Space Station

International Space Station

This space exploration and research platform was created by 16 countries. Explore its origins and research modules with Tim and Moby. More...

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BrainPOP
Scientist Profile: Biologist

Scientist Profile: Biologist

Microscopist Liz Stryjewski is exploring how to grow plants in space with LEDs. Examine the role of red light in "un-Earthly" photosynthesis. More...

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DragonflyTV/PBS
Space Station: Interactive Quiz

Space Station: Interactive Quiz

Are you an ace when it comes to the International Space Station? This interactive quiz will let you know if you have the right stuff. More...

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Houston Public Television/PBS
Spot the Space Station

Spot the Space Station

Want to know when the ISS is traveling overhead? Use this tracker from NASA's Mission Control, which offers viewing opportunities for 4,600 locations worldwide. More...

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NASA
Station Spacewalk Game

Station Spacewalk Game

Discover what it's like to be an astronaut working aboard the ISS — take a space walk to repair a truss, retrieve tools, and conduct experiments. More...

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NASA
Tour of the ISS with Suni Williams

Tour of the ISS with Suni Williams

Take a tour of the International Space Station with the commander of the 33rd mission, Suni Williams. Find out why everything from fuses to your hands work differently in microgravity. More...

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NASA

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