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Space International Space Station Expands Again

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    NASA Astronomy Picture Of The Day
    International Space Station Expands Again


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    International Space Station Expands Again
    Credit: STS-119 Shuttle Crew, NASA

    Explanation: The developing International Space Station (ISS) has changed its appearance again. In a recently completed mission, the Space Shuttle orbiter Discovery visited the ISS and added components that included a new truss and new solar panels. The entire array of expansive solar panels is visible in the above picture taken by the Discovery Crew after leaving the ISS to return to Earth. The world's foremost space outpost can be seen developing over the past several years by comparing the above image to past images. Also visible above are many different types of modules, a robotic arm, and a supply ship. Construction began on the ISS in 1998.



    (Via NASA)
     

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