International Space Station/Related Articles
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- The ISS is a space station, which is a type of satellite.
- It is an important destination in manned spaceflight.
Vehicles that have visited ISS
- NASA's Space Shuttle is responsible for delivering station components and most crew.
- Soyuz spacecraft deliver some crew and are stored at the station to use as escape pods in emergency situations.
- Progress spacecraft are unmanned vehicles that deliver supplies to the station.
Vehicles that would have visited ISS
- The Crew Return Vehicle would have brought crew back from the station in case of an emergency.
- Venture Star was a Lockheed Martin concept for a reusable space plane to replace the space shuttle.
Other space stations
- Salyut was Russia's first space station program.
- Mir was the largest and most successful space station before the ISS.
- Skylab was America's first space station.
Participating countries and their space agencies
- United States of America - National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- Russian Federation - Russian Federal Space Agency (RKA)
- Canada - Canadian Space Agency (CSA)
- Japan - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
- Europe - European Space Agency (ESA)
Other Related Articles
- Space debris : Man-made objects in earth orbit that no longer serve any useful purpose.