Did you know?
- Did you know that people can live in space for months or even years at a time? A space station is home for astronauts when they need to stay in space a long time to complete their mission.
- The International Space Station or ISS, is as big as a soccer field, and has a large crane arm on the outside that astronauts can operate from inside the station.
- Most of the ISS was built by astronauts — while they were in space.
- The ISS has two bathrooms, some gym equipment, and as much room as a six bedroom house!
- It’s very important for astronauts to get exercise when they are in space to keep their bones and muscles strong!
- People from at least 15 different countries have visited the ISS.