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October 30 – November 5, 2017 / Vol 36, No 44 / Hawai`i Island, USA

27 Oct 2017, 19:40 UTC
October 30 – November 5, 2017 / Vol 36, No 44 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Beginning 18th Year of Continuous, Peaceful International Human Presence at ISS

On November 2 ISS will celebrate 17 full years of Humans living and working in LEO. With the 53rd Expedition on board, 228 individuals from 18 different nations have made 396 spaceflights to ISS, 7 being tourists and only 34 being women. Crew members have conducted 205 EVAs and spent a total of 53 days, 6 hours and 25 minutes working outside the station. Michael López-Alegría holds the record for most ISS EVAs (10 for 67 hours 40 minutes) with Peggy Whitson in second (10 at 60 hours 21 minutes). Both Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko spent the most consecutive time, 340 days, at ISS. NASA Space Shuttle Endeavour delivered 7 people to ISS in 2009 which made a total of 13 people – the most at one time. Advancing human research, space medicine, life sciences, physical sciences, astronomy, meteorology and technology, there are ~200 experiments ongoing at any given time, with an estimated 2,000 experiments from researchers in more than 95 countries being hosted so far. The US$100B, 16-country project weighs 419,600 kg, is 109-meters long, has 15 pressurized modules and travels 7.7 km per second at ~400 ...

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