Why International Space Station Was Built?

What Is The Purpose Of Space Station?

International Space Station is a unique science laboratory serving as a home to astronauts in space, also known as a lab continuously orbiting the earth at 27,580 km/h

The space station measures 357 feet or 108 meters from end to end, which is about the size of a football field, weighing around 410,000 kilograms, orbiting 250 miles above Earth

It was launched on 20 November 1998, and its various parts have been sent through 36 different assembly flights, and these parts were assembled in space by astronauts

It was the most expensive project ever undertaken, with a total cost of US$160 billion. 16 countries were involved in making this huge project 

Astronauts in ISS live in microgravity for longer periods to find out the consequences on the human body after living in such a harsh environment

This information plays an important role in future space missions to distant planets as the distance of other planets from the earth is extremely far and it takes a lot of time to reach there

if a human is to be sent on a space journey for such a long time, it is very important to develop the necessary technology by doing adequate research, which is usually done in the space station

Many other experiments like growing plants and making food are also conducted in microgravity. Even the ozone layer and global warming of the earth are monitored

Now because the travel and stay of astronauts will be held in microgravity only, these experiments cannot be conducted on earth, hence scientists needed to build the ISS

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