Fifteen years ago, in November of 1998, the Russian Zarya module, was launched – making it the first module of the International Space Station.
Over the past 15 years, the space station has been added to, and now occupies nearly the same area as a football field.
NASA is celebrating the occasion with an infographic showcasing some interesting facts. Click the “read more” link to see the full infographic.
To learn more about the International Space Station – humanity’s home away from Earth, visit www.nasa.gov/station. You can also learn how to spot the ISS as it flies over your location by visiting http://spotthestation.nasa.gov.