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International Space Station

An orbiting outpost for scientific, medical, and engineering experiments. Construction began in 1998. The last American component of the station was delivered in 2011. Crews of three spend several months aboard the station, with two crews inhabiting the station simultaneously. International partners in the project include the United States, Russia, Europe, Canada, and Japan.

Radio Programs

Mars Opposition III Living on Mars — sort of May 20, 2016

Replicators Real-life “replicators” for space December 8, 2014

Anti-Discovery The possible signature of dark matter June 25, 2013

On Station II Brilliant targets for the space station June 24, 2013

On Station New “eyes” for the space station June 23, 2013

AMS-2 Looking for antimatter April 18, 2011

Last Ride Shuttling a big magnet into space April 17, 2011

Featured Images

Canopus, the second-brightest star in the night sky, from the space station

Stellar Beacon February 24, 2015

A brilliant aurora from the International Space Station

Fiery Sky January 21, 2015

Through the Glow September 16, 2014

Space station view of Comet ISON and other celestial objects

Doomed Comet December 4, 2013

Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer aboard the International Space Station

Magnetic Personality June 26, 2013

Sunset from the International Space Station

Eyes on High June 24, 2013

Soyuz spacecraft approaches space station with Moon in background

Ready for Arrival December 31, 2012

Nighttime view of the southeastern U.S. from the International Space Station

Blue Night November 5, 2012

Alexandria, Egypt, as seen from the International Space Station

City of Power July 20, 2012

June 5, 2012, Venus transit from International Space Station

Seeing Spots June 9, 2012

Earth's atmosphere distorts the Moon as seen from the International Space Statio

Squashed Moon January 17, 2012

View of Comet Lovejoy from the International Space Station

Christmas Comet December 23, 2011

The glow of the aurora from the International Space Station

Heavenly Lightshow November 6, 2011

International Space Station viewed from space shuttle Atlantis, July 19, 2011

Last Look August 3, 2011

Atlantis lands on July 21, 2011, ending the space shuttle program

That's All, Folks! July 22, 2011

Space shuttle Atlantis approaches the International Space Station, July 2011

Final Approach July 13, 2011

Atlantis launches on the final space shuttle mission, July 8, 2011

Last Call July 8, 2011

Stars and cities streak past space shuttle Endeavour

Fast Flyer June 1, 2011

Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 attached to the International Space Station

On Duty May 23, 2011

Space shutle Endeavour launches on its final mission, June 16, 2011

Final Endeavour May 16, 2011

Earth and Moon from International Space Station

Blue Moon? March 21, 2011

Space shuttle Discovery launch, February 24, 2011

Last Show February 25, 2011

Swooping In February 15, 2010