International Space Station

The International Space Station (ISS) is a multinational space laboratory orbiting Earth approximately 420 kilometers (260 miles) above the planet's surface.

Speed of ISS

It travels at an average speed of approximately 28,000 kilometers per hour in its orbit around Earth.

16 Sunrise+Sunset

This incredible speed allows it to complete one orbit around the Earth roughly every 90 minutes, providing its crew with 16 sunrises and sunsets each day as it orbits our planet.


Spacewalks, or extravehicular activities (EVAs), are a regular part of  life on the ISS. Astronauts conduct spacewalks to perform maintenance,  repairs, and experiments outside the station.

Radiation Exposure

Astronauts on the ISS are exposed to higher levels of radiation than we experience on Earth.

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji seen from the International Space Station. Earth has been recorded by NASA regularly from ISS leaving space enthusiasts  fascinated.

Photo Credit: NASA


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