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Did You Know? The International Space Station


Quick facts on the International Space Station. (Credit: Canadian Space Agency)

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  • Orbits the Earth at an altitude of 400 KM
  • You can watch Canadarm2 and Dextre during robotic operations and follow the crew working inside.
  • Moves at 28,000 KM/H
    90 time faster than a F1 car
  • Has a permanent crew of 3 to 6 people
  • Is one of the most ambitious international collaborations
  • Offers a unique environment for science
    20 Canadian experiments have been conducted, some of which are still underway.
  • Is the second brightest object in the night sky after the Moon.
    It crosses the night sky like a bright star and could easily be mistaken for an airplane, but it does not have blinking lights and is moving faster.
  • Has living quarters similar to a five bedroom house
  • Circles the globe every 90 minutes

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