ISS (International Space Station)
lauched in 1977
The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit.
Its first component launched into orbit in 1998, and the ISS is now the largest human-made body in low Earth orbit
and can often be seen with the naked eye from Earth.
The ISS consists of pressurised modules, external trusses, solar arrays, and other components.
ISS components have been launched by Russian Proton and Soyuz rockets, and American Space Shuttles.
2017 J. Giesen