A Russian Soyuz rocket launched the crew of Expedition One on October 31, 2000, and two days later signed a contract with the space station.
When NASA Commander William Shepherd, Flight Engineer and Swiss Commander of the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos, Yuri Gudzhenko, and Roscosmos Flight Engineer Sergei Krakeliff’s Expedition 1 crew arrived at the space station on November 2, 2020, it was just a small It was a roundabout complex. Three modules.
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It was built over the years in a vast research complex and today it is as big as a five-bedroom house.
The main pieces of the space station were delivered on 42 Assembly flights: 37 on American space shuttles and five on Russian Proton / Soyuz rockets.
The elements were built independently of each other around the world and gathered in space for the first time, NASA said, adding that the space station took 11 years to complete.
The main space agencies are NASA of the United States, Rose Comos of Russia, ESA (European Space Agency), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Space Agency of Canada (CSA).
About 250 scientific investigations are carried out on the station at any one time, NASA said, and an adventurer astronaut usually stays in the orbiting laboratory.
The space station serves as a test bed for cutting-edge technologies such as recycling of plastic and carbon dioxide filtration, which is important for long-term lunar missions in the Artemis program.
On November 2, the 241-member Madarak Lab, a staff of 64, marked a two-decade-long human presence.
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