Ten years and counting...

by Joe on Nov. 04th, 2010

Decade: From 220 miles above Earth, crew aboard the ISS shot this image of the northern Gulf coast. The cities of Mobile, New Orleans and Houston are visible as the view moves southeastward. The Interstate Highway 20 cities of Jackson, Shreveport, Dallas and Fort Worth are also visible further inland. The view extends northward (left) to Little Rock and Oklahoma City.
Decade: From 220 miles above Earth, crew aboard the ISS shot this image of the northern Gulf coast. The cities of Mobile, New Orleans and Houston are visible as the view moves southeastward. The Interstate Highway 20 cities of Jackson, Shreveport, Dallas and Fort Worth are also visible further inland. The view extends northward (left) to Little Rock and Oklahoma City.Courtesy NASA
Pretty amazing to think that since November 2, 2000, humans have lived and worked in space continuously on board the International Space Station (ISS).

Cronstruction of the station in orbit began in 1998 and is scheduled for completion by late 2011. The station is expected to remain in operation until at least 2015, and likely 2020.

What to see where the ISS is now? Track it here. You may have to pull out on the map to see where it is in its orbit.

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daisy oldaker says:

thats pretty cool how humans have been able to be in space for many years :)

posted on Sat, 11/19/2011 - 2:07pm

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