The International Space Station (ISS) is an internationally developed satellite which is currently being assembled in low orbit earth. Construction of the station began in 1998 and is expected to be complete by 2011. The ISS is a joint project and is operated by 5 participating agencies: the American National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Russian Federal Space Agency (RKA),the European Space Agency (ESA), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
To learn more about the International Space Station project, visit NASA’s website.
Take a tour of the station by watching this video that was posted on YouTube just last week. It’s definitely “out of this world!”