Jun 24, 2008

International Space Station nearing completion

The construction of International Space Station (ISS) is gradually moving towards completion. Earlier this month, astronauts added the Japanese Kibo Science Laboratory to the space station. The above picture shows different modules of ISS, along with the big solar panels and a robotic arm. This picture was taken by the Discovery space shuttle crew, after leaving the ISS this month.

The construction of ISS was started back in 1998. Take a look at the following picture to see how ISS looked like seven years earlier. This picture was taken by Endeavor crew in December, 2001. There is definitely a big difference between these two picture.


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