If you are interested in learning more about the conditions and layout of the International Space Station you’re sure to enjoy this new International Space Station (ISS) tour created by Russian Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev. The new YouTube video provides a first person point of view and takes you around the ISS via the longest route possible (POV) from the Japanese storage module to the Russian cargo module. Check out the tour below to view the space station for yourself.
“Turn on captions (bottom right to the left of the gear symbol) if you want an idea of what he’s saying! The International Space Station (ISS) is a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit. Its first component launched into orbit in 1998, the last pressurised module was fitted in 2011, and the station is expected to operate until 2028. The ISS serves as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory in which crew members conduct experiments in biology, human biology, physics, astronomy, meteorology, and other fields. The station is suited for the testing of spacecraft systems and equipment required for missions to the Moon and Mars. The ISS maintains an orbit with an altitude of between 330 and 435 km (205 and 270 mi) by means of reboost manoeuvres using the engines of the Zvezda module or visiting spacecraft. It completes 15.54 orbits per day.”
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