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					                                                                                                                      R    D A       N    E    L    C A
                                                                                                      2011
                                                                                                        S TATION      S PA CE      INT E RNATI ONAL
                                                                                                          National Aeronautics and Space Administration
www.nasa.gov   For more information on the International Space Station, visit: www.nasa.gov/station
   A   M E S S A G E        F R O M              T H E
                                                                    P R O G R A M                                          M A N A G E R
2011            The International Space Station (ISS) is one of the greatest technological, geopolitical and engineering accomplishments in human
                history. The completion of the ISS on-orbit assembly allows for a focus on the multifaceted purpose of the ISS, one of scientific
                research, technology development, exploration and education.
                   As a National Laboratory, the ISS will provide opportunities beyond NASA to academia, commercial entities and other government
                agencies to pursue their research and development needs in science, technology development and education.
                With everyone working together, we look forward to extending human presence beyond and improving life here on Earth.
                   This calendar is designed to show all facets of the ISS using displays of astounding imagery and providing significant historical
                events with the hope of inspiring the next generation. NASA is appreciative of the commitment that America’s educators demonstrate
                each and every day as they instruct and shape the young students who will be tomorrow’s explorers and leaders. I hope you enjoy the
                calendar and are encouraged to learn new and exciting aspects about NASA and the ISS throughout the year.

                Regards,
                  MICHAEL T. S U F F REDINI

                ISS Program Manager
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                                                                                                                    LOOK HOW FAR
                                                                                                                          WE’VE COME
                                                                                                                                        A has U A
                                                                                                                                      J NASAN powered us R Y
                                                                                                                     2011
                                                                                                                                         into the 21st century
                                                                                                                                         through signature
                                                                                                                                         accomplishments that are
                                                                                                                                         enduring icons of human
                                                                                                                                         achievement. Among
                                                                                                                                         these accomplishments are
                                                                                                                                         technological innovations
                                                                                                                                         and scientific discoveries
                                                                                                                                         that have improved and
                                                                                                                                         shaped our lives on Earth
                                                                                                                                         in myriad ways.




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            S U N D AY                                    M O N D AY                           T U E S D AY                           W E D N E S D AY                          T H U R S D AY                                            F R I D AY                                               S AT U R D AY

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 1959 – Luna 1, first spacecraft to reach                                                                                   arrives at ISS. Continuous      1973 – Mariner 10. First
 escape velocity and orbit the sun          2004 – Spirit lands on Mars




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                                                                                                                            human occupation of ISS         spacecraft to explore
                                                                                                                            begins                          Mercury

                                                              7                            8                               9                                10                               11     Veterans Day
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                                                                                                                                                                                             1966 – Gemini XII                                                                   1971 – Mariner 9–Mars.
                                                              1996 – Mars Global                                                                                                             1982 – STS-5. First space                                                           First spacecraft to orbit
                                                              Surveyor                                                      1967 – Apollo 4                                                  shuttle operational mission                                                         another planet

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                                                                                                                            1997
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                                            Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
                                                                                                           18                                         19                                         20                                                   21                         1998 – Zarya Control
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                                                              1969 – Apollo 12                                                                                                                                                                                                   Module. ISS construction
                                                              2008 – STS-126 Supply                                         1973 – Skylab 4                                                                                                                                      begins

                                                              21                           22                              23                               24                               25 Thanksgiving Day 26                                                         27
 2003 – STS-107,
 Inaugural Spacehab flight                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1998 – STS-89 Shuttle - Mir




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                                            Explorer 1,
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                                                                  1986 – Voyager 2,
                                                                   first spacecraft to
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                                                                                                                            Expedition 6
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                                            first U.S.        28     observe Uranus        29                              30

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                                            satellite                  2004 –         .
                                                                        Opportunity
                                                                             lands on
                                                                                Mars
                                                                                   1984 – President Ronald Reagan
                                                                                   announces U.S. plans to build                                                                                               1986 – STS-51L, Space Shuttle Challenger                   1998 – Intergovernmental Agreement
                                                              1964 – Mariner 4–Marsspace station
                                                                                   a                                                                                  1967 – Apollo 1 fire                     accident                                                   on Space Station Cooperation signed
                                                              1983 – STS-9. First
                                                              non-American participates                                     2000 – STS-97 P6 truss.
                                                              in U.S. mission                                               First set of ISS solar arrays
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          December 2010




1 An overhead view of the Skylab space station cluster in Earth orbit as photographed from the Skylab 4 command and service                                                                                                                                   1       2
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modules (CSM) during the final fly-around by the CSM before returning home. 2 A view of the space station after the crew of STS-
130 undocked. 3 Astronaut Edward White II, pilot on the Gemini-Titan 4 spaceflight, is shown during his egress from the spacecraft.                                                                                                 5 2
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White became the first American astronaut to walk in space. 4 Astronaut Steve Robinson, STS-114 mission specialist, anchored to
a foot restraint on the station Canadarm2 during the mission’s third spacewalk. 5 Edwin Aldrin, Jr., lunar module pilot, walks on                                                                                   5            11 8
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the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. Neil Armstrong, commander, took this photograph and can
be seen in Aldrin’s visor. 6 STS-130 Space Shuttle Endeavour after departure from the ISS. 7 The Gemini-3 spacecraft “Molly                                                                                        12      131714 15 16
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Brown” carrying astronauts Virgil Grissom, command pilot, and John Young, pilot, on the first crewed mission of Project Gemini.               New               1st              Full              3rd             19      20 21 22 23                    24 25                     20           28
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8 A spectacular picture of a space shuttle night launch.                                                                                      6
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                                                       V I E W               F R O M                T H E            T O P
                                                                                                                                            F E B R U A R Y
                                                            2011                              For nearly a decade, crew members on board the space station have taken
                                                                                              thousands of photos of the Earth below. From fiery volcanoes spewing
                                                                                              smoke and lava to icy lakes and glaciers in the coldest environments of our
                                                                                              planet, crews have given humankind views of these natural phenomena
                                                                                              from one of the most unusual perspectives available.




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            S U N D AY                              M O N D AY                                T U E S D AY                          W E D N E S D AY                         T H U R S D AY                                               F R I D AY                                               S AT U R D AY


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                                                                                   2003 – STS-107, Space Shuttle                                                    1995 – STS-63, Eileen Collins first
                                                                                   Columbia accident                                                                female space shuttle pilot




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                                          1984 – STS-41B, first untethered
                                          spacewalks
                                          2001 – STS-98/5A, U.S.-Destiny                                                  2000 – Expedition 1
                                          Laboratory                               2010 – STS-130/20A, U.S.-Tranquility   arrives at ISS. Continuous      1973 – Mariner 10. First
                                          2008 – STS-122/1E, ESA-Columbus          Connecting Module and ESA-Cupola




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                                                                                                                          human occupation of ISS         spacecraft to explore
                                                                                                                          begins                          Mercury

                                                          7                               8                               9                               10                             11        Veterans Day
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                                                                                                                                                                                          1966 – Gemini XII                                                                       1971 – Mariner 9–Mars.
                                                            1996 – Mars Global                                                                                                            1982 – STS-5. First space                                                               First spacecraft to orbit
                                                            Surveyor                                                      1967 – Apollo 4                                                 shuttle operational mission
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1977 – Space Shuttle Enterprise                                     another planet

                                                          14                              15                              16                              17                             18                    first flight test
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                           20             Presidents’ Day
                                                                 21                                        22                                       23                                        24                                                      25                          1998 – Zarya Control
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                                                           1969 – Apollo 12                                                                                                                                                                                                       Module. ISS construction
                                                           2008 – STS-126 Supply                                          1973 – Skylab 4                                                                                                                                         begins

                                                          21                              22                              23                              24                             25 Thanksgiving Day 26                                                              27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1966 – Apollo/Saturn 201, first flight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of the Saturn 1B launch vehicle with
 1962 – Friendship 7, John Glenn first                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     an Apollo command and service
 American to orbit Earth                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   module attached




                           27                                    28                                        29             2002 – STS-113 P1 truss,
                                                                                                                          Expedition 6
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                                                            1964 – Mariner 4–Mars
                                                            1983 – STS-9. First
                                                            non-American participates                                     2000 – STS-97 P6 truss.
                                                            in U.S. mission                                               First set of ISS solar arrays
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1 Photo of the Grand Canyon South Rim. The vertical drop is 7,000 feet plus the station’s altitude of 200 nautical miles. 2 The
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           December 2010




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mighty Brahmaputra River carves a narrow west-east valley between the Tibetan Plateau to the north and the Himalaya Mountains to                                                                                    S          W                           F       S                       S          W         T   F   S
the south as it rushes eastward for more than 932 miles in southwestern China. 3 Aurora Australis photo taken by an Expedition 23
crew member. 4 Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi takes Earth observation pictures from the                                                                                                            3   4   5   6   7    81 9 5 6 7 18 2   9                               3 4
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Cupola. 5 Wide-angle view of Italy. 6 This image featuring Mt. Everest and Makalu was taken by an Expedition 8 crew member on
the station.
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                                                                                                                              H O M E                 A W A Y                   F R O M                   H O M E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 M A R C H
                                                                                                                                   2011                                  Living aboard the space station presents some unique challenges for the astronauts. Sleeping,
                                                                                                                                                                         eating and exercising are just as critical in space as they are on Earth, but all have to be done
                                                                                                                                                                                           Grey Glacier
                                                                                                                                                                         in an almost weightless environment. Astronauts have to strap in to sleep and/or take a jog.
                                                                                                                                                                         They also have to remember to attach their food to something when they are not holding it
                                                                                                                                                                         so it doesn’t float away. While living in space takes a bit of adjusting, working to help improve
                                                                                                                                                                         life on Earth makes it all worthwhile.




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           S U N D AY                                M O N D AY                                 T U E S D AY                           W E D N E S D AY                              T H U R S D AY                                              F R I D AY                                                         S AT U R D AY


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                                                                                                                                                                            1959 – Pioneer 4, first successful lunar
                                                                                                                                                                            mission by U.S. spacecraft
                                                                                                                                                                            1969 – Apollo 9, first crewed flight of
                                                                                                                                                                            the command and service module along
                                                                                                                                                                            with the lunar module




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                                                                                     flight and ESP-1; ISS Expedition 2,       2008 at ISS. Continuous
                                                                                                                             arrives– First ESA Automated     1973 – Mariner 10. First
                                                                                                                                                                  1966 – Surveyor I becomes
                                                                                     first crew rotation                       Transfer Vehicle                                                                     2008 – STS-123/1JA, JAXA-ELM-PS




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                                                                                                                             human occupation of ISS          spacecraft to explore
                                                                                                                                                                    rst U.S. spacecraft to soft         1965 – Gemini IV                                                                                      2002 – STS-111
                                                                                                                             begins                           Mercury on moon
                                                                                                                                                                  land                                  1966 – Gemini IX-A                                                                                    Expedition 5

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  1966 – Gemini XII                                                                        1971 – Mariner 9–Mars.
                                                             1996 – Mars Global                                                   2007 – STS-117 S3/S4                                            1982 – STS-5. First space
                                                                                                                                                                                                       2003 – Mars Exploration                                                             First spacecraft to orbit
                                                                                                                                   – First liquid-fueled rocket
                                                                                                                              1926 – Apollo 4
                                                                                                                             1967truss
                                                             Surveyor           2009 – STS-119/15A, S6 truss                                                                                      shuttle operational mission
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Rover–Spirit 1965 – Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, first                                  another planet
                                                                                                                              1966 – Gemini VIII, first docking of two
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                                                                                and solar arrays
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Spring Begins
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                                                                                                                                                                    Valentina Tereshkova
                                                                                                                                                                                                     24                                                             25             1998 – Zarya Control
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                                                             1969 – Apollo 12                                                                                       becomes rst female                                                                     1983 – STS-7. Sally RideModule. ISS construction
                                                             2008 – STS-126 Supply                                           1973 – Skylab 4                        in space                                                                                                       begins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            rst U.S. female in space

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                                                                                                         Summer begins      2322                             2423                                2524
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                                                                                                                         1965 – Gemini III,
                                                                                                                         first crewed mission of Project Gemini                                                                                                                     2009 – ISS Expedition 19




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                                                                                                                             Expedition 6
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                                                             1964 – Mariner 4–Mars2006 – ISS Expedition 13                         1995 – STS-71. Atlantis
                                                             1983 – STS-9. First                                                   becomes rst shuttle to
                                                             non-American participates                                              – STS-97 P6 truss.
                                                                                                                             2000dock with Russian Mir
                                                             in U.S. mission                                                 First set of ISS solar arrays
                                                                                                                                   space station                    1971 – Soyuz 11 accident
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1 Tucked away in a sleeping bag, astronaut Daniel Tani poses for a photo near two extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) spacesuits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        July 2010
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in the Quest Airlock of the station. 2 Astronaut Steve Robinson plays a guitar in the Cupola of the International Space Station.
3 Expedition 21 and STS-129 crew members gather for a meal at the galley table in the Unity node of the International Space                                                                                                            14 22 3 6 4 7 4 8 59 76 5 76 4 7 5 8 6 9 7 108 11 9 10
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Station. 4 Astronaut Jeffrey Williams exercises on the Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation System (CEVIS) in the Destiny
laboratory of the station. 5 JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi, Expedition 22 flight engineer, uses a vacuum cleaner during housekeeping                                                                                         6                                  14
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                                                                                          GOING GREEN:
                                                                                              T H E U LT I M AT E
                                                                                           RECYCLING
                                                                                                    EXPERIENCE
                                                                                                                       A P R I L
                                                                                                 2011


                                                                                                                   Rationing and recycling
                                                                                                                   are essential parts of life
                                                                                                                   on the station. For power,
                                                                                                                   light from the sun is
                                                                                                                   converted into electricity
                                                                                                                   through the use of solar
                                                                                                                   arrays. Wastewater is
                                                                                                                   collected, processed and
                                                                                                                   stored from the space
                                                                                                                   shuttle’s fuel cells as well
                                                                                                                   as from urine, oral hygiene
                                                                                                                   and hand washing, and
                                                                                                                   by condensing humidity
                                                                                                                   from the air. Careful
                                                                                                                   water recycling reduces
                                                                                                                   the amount required from
                                                                                                                   Earth to resupply the
                                                                                                                   station by 60 percent.




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                                                                                                                               1984 STS-41C, first orbital
                                                                                                                             arrives–at ISS. Continuous      1973 – Mariner 10. First                          2002 – STS-110/8A, S0 truss                               Mercury astronauts, NASA’s first
                                                                                     2010 – STS-131/19A, MPLM                  satellite repair mission                2007 – ISS Expedition 15                2008 – ISS Expedition 17                                  astronaut class




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                                                                                                                             human occupation of ISS         spacecraft to explore
                                                                                                                             begins                          Mercury

                                                            7                               8                               9                                10                           11       Veterans Day
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                                                                                                                                                                                            1966 – Gemini XII                                                                   1971 – Mariner 9–Mars.
                                                             1996 – Mars Global 1961 – Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, first                                                                        1982 – STS-5. First space                                                           First spacecraft to orbit
                                                                                human in space                               1967 – Apollo 4
                                                             Surveyor                                                                                                                       shuttle operational mission                                                         another planet
                                                                                1981 – STS-1, first space shuttle
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                                                                                (Columbia) mission
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                         17                                         18                                       19                                       20                                          21                                                 22                         1998 – Zarya Control
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                                                             1969 – Apollo 12                                                                                                                                                                                                   Module. ISS construction
                                                             2008 – STS-126 Supply                                           1973 – Skylab 4                                                                                                                                    begins

                                                            21                              22                              23                               24                           25 Thanksgiving Day 26                                                           27
                                                                                    2001 – STS-100/6A, CSA-
                                          2004 – ISS Expedition 9                   Canadarm2 and MPLM




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                                                                                                                             Expedition 6
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1967 – Soyuz 1 accident
1990 – STS-31, Hubble Space                                  1964 – Mariner 4–Mars
Telescope launched                                           1983
                                          2003 – ISS Expedition 7 – STS-9. First
                                                             non-American participates                                       2000 – STS-97 P6 truss.
                                                             in U.S. mission                                                 First set of ISS solar arrays
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specialist, assesses his repair work as the solar array is fully deployed during the mission’s fourth spacewalk. 2 Russian cosmonaut
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astronaut Jeffrey Williams installs a Urine Processor Assembly/Distillation Assembly (UPA DA) in the Water Recovery System
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collecting air samples as part of station environmental monitoring. 5 The Expedition 19 crew celebrates the station’s recycled water
system with a “toast.” 6 Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin conducts a session for Russia’s Environmental Safety Agency (EKON),                                                                                  13                               21
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                                                                                                                                                               M A Y
                                                               2011                               Spacewalks, global photography, scientific research, robotics – it’s just
                                                                                                  another day at the office for space station crew members. Add to that the
                                                                                                  maintenance of a spaceship the size of a football field and it’s easy to see how
                                                                                                  busy life on orbit can be for the space station’s international crew. Inside
                                                                                                  the station, astronauts prepare for spacewalks, perform important science
                                                                                                  experiments and maintain equipment. All of these tasks keep the station an
                                                                                                  exciting place to live and work in, one that benefits people here on Earth.




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                                                                                                                               arrives at ISS. Continuous       1973 – Mariner 10. First                                                                                     1973 – Skylab space station launched
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2010 – STS-132/ULF4, MRM1




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                                                                                                                               begins                           Mercury

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                                                                                                                                                                                               1966 – Gemini XII                                                                    1971 – Mariner 9–Mars.
                                                              1996 – Mars Global                                                                                                               1982 – STS-5. First space                                                            First spacecraft to orbit
                                                              Surveyor                                                         1967 – Apollo 4                                                 shuttle operational mission                                                          another planet

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                                                              1969 – Apollo 12                                                                                                                                                                                                      Module. ISS construction
                                                              2008 – STS-126 Supply                                             1973 – Skylab 4                                                                                                                                     begins

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                                                                                                                                 1973 – Skylab 2, first U.S.                                                     shuttle to dock with ISS
                                                                                                                                 space station crew                                                              2009 – ISS Expedition 20




                           29               Memorial Day
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                                                              1964 – Mariner 4–Mars2008 – STS-124/1JA, JAXA-
                                                              1983 – STS-9. First JEM-PM, JEM-RMS
                                                              non-American participates                                         2000 – STS-97 P6 truss.
                                                              in U.S. mission                                                   First set of ISS solar arrays
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             December 2010




1 Astronaut Sunita Williams uses the Lab-on-a-Chip Application Development-Portable Test System (LOCAD-PTS) to test for                                                                                                                                          1       2                                    2   3   4
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biological and chemical substances from surfaces on board the station. 2 European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Reiter works with
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(MELFI). 3 Astronaut Sunita Williams uses a pistol grip tool (PGT) as she participates in a spacewalk. 4 JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi,
Expedition 22 flight engineer, uses a still camera to photograph Earth from a window in the Cupola. 5 Thanks to the weightlessness of                                                                                3             11 6
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space, astronaut Greg Chamitoff isn’t toting the excessive weight load he appears to be while moving an experiment rack. 6 Astronauts
Julie Payette and Tim Kopra work the controls of the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) or Canadarm2.
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                                                                                                                     J U N E trainers,




                                                                                                       2011
                                                                                                                       From astronaut
                                                                                                                           food scientists and scuba
                                                                                                                           divers to the men and
                                                                                                                           women of Mission Control,
                                                                                                                           it takes more than a village
                                                                                                                           to support the International
                                                                                                                           Space Station. Ground
                                                                                                                           support for the station
                                                                                                                           involves more than
                                                                                                                           100,000 people in space
                                                                                                                           agencies at 500 contractor
3                                                                                                                          facilities in 37 U.S. states.




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                                                                                                                                                                          1966 – Surveyor I, first U.S. spacecraft                                                               2010 – SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 1,
                                                                                                                                                                          to soft land on the moon                                                                               first successful flight




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 Base System) and MPLM: ISS                                                                                                    2007 at ISS. Continuous
                                                                                                                             arrives– STS-117/13A, S3/S4 truss
                                                                                                                                                             1973 – Mariner 10. First
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                                                                                                                                                                                                1966 – Gemini XII                                                                 1971 – Mariner 9–Mars.
                                                             1996 – Mars Global                                                                                                                 1982 – STS-5. First space                                                         First spacecraft to orbit
                                                             Surveyor                                                        1967 – Apollo 4                                                    shuttle operational
                                                                                                                                                                          1963 – Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, mission                                                          another planet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1983 – STS-7, Sally Ride, first U.S.

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                                                                                                                             2010                                         first female in space
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                female in space




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                                                                                                             21                                          22                                          23                                                    24                          1998 – Zarya Control
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                                                             1969 – Apollo 12                                                                                                                                                                                                          Module. ISS construction
                                                             2008 – STS-126 Supply                                           1973 – Skylab 4                                                                                                                                           begins

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                                                                                                                             Expedition 6
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                                                                                                                              1995 – STS-71 Atlantis, first shuttle to
                                                             1964 – Mariner 4–Mars                                            dock with Russian Mir space station         1971 – Soyuz 11 accident
                                                             1983 – STS-9. First
                                                             non-American participates                                       2000 – STS-97 P6 truss.
                                                             in U.S. mission                                                 First set of ISS solar arrays
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                     M A Y                                                                      J UM L Y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            October 2010




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                December 2010




1 European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winne participates in a training session in the Cupola module mock-up at NASA’s                                                                                                                                          1       2                                1 2   3   4
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Johnson Space Center. Crew trainer Elizabeth Horton assists De Winne. 2 Spacewalkers on the STS-131 crew training in the Virtual
Reality Lab. 3 STS-131 crew training during deorbit prep training in the Fixed Base Trainer. 4 Astronaut Cady Coleman performs                                                                                        1               5 5
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a test of her extravehicular activity suit in the Space Station Airlock Test Article (SSATA) Chamber at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
5 Leland Melvin trains at a console in the simulation control area in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory. 6 Astronauts Mike Foreman                                                                                      8      91010 11 12
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    J A PA N - 国 際 協 力 · R U S S I A - М Е Ж Д У Н А Р О Д Н О Е С О Т Р УД Н И Ч Е С Т В О
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2011                                    It takes an enormous effort from people around the world to construct and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          maintain the International Space Station. Across borders, people from a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          variety of professions work together, meet challenges and collaborate down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to the last detail to achieve one of the greatest technological, geopolitical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and engineering accomplishments in human history. Fifteen nations have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          contributed to the building of the station with over 40 missions and more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          than 140 spacewalks.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B E L G I U M - I N T E R N AT I O N A L E S A M E N W E R K I N G
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                                                                                                                                             D E N M A R K - I N T E R N AT I O N A LT S A M A R B E J D E · F R A N C E - C O L L A B O R AT I O N I N T E R N AT I O N A L · G E R M A N Y - I N T E R N AT I O N A L E K O L L A B O R AT I O N · I TA LY - C O L L A B O R A Z I O N E I N T E R N A Z I O N A L E · T H E N E T H E R L A N D S
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                                                                                                                                                   S U N D AY                                  M O N D AY                                  T U E S D AY                             W E D N E S D AY                                 T H U R S D AY                                                       F R I D AY                                               S AT U R D AY


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       established as NASA Launch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Operations Center




                                                                                                                                                                        3           Independence Day
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Expedition 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2000 –2000 – Expedition 1                                   2000 – Expedition 1
                                                                                                                                                                                    1997 – Pathfinder lands on Mars                                                       at ISS. Continuous             Mariner 10. First
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1973 –1973 – Mariner 10. First
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  arrives arrives at ISS. Continuous                          arrives at ISS. Continuous                   1973 – Mariner 10. First
                                                                                                                                                                                    2006 – STS-121/ULF1-1, MPLM




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          occupation of ISS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  human human occupation of ISS         spacecraft to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  spacecraft to exploreexplorehuman occupation of ISS                      spacecraft to explore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  begins begins                         Mercury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mercury                     begins                                       Mercury

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gemini XII
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1966 –1966 – Gemini XII                                            1971 Gemini Mariner 9–Mars.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1966 – –1971 –XII9–Mars.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mariner
                                                                                                                                                                                               1996 –1996 – Mars Global
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mars Global                                    1996 – Mars Global                                                                         STS-5. First space1975 – Apollo-Soyuz, first joint Russia-First – STS-5. First orbitto orbit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1982 –1982 – STS-5. First space                                            First spacecraft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1982 spacecraft to space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2001 – STS-104/7A, U.S.-Quest Airlock –1967 – 4                                                                                              U.S./Soyuz spaceflight
                                                                                                                                                                                               SurveyorSurveyor                                         1967 Apollo Apollo 4                                                            1967 – Apollo 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1965 – Mariner 4 takesshuttle operational mission
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         shuttle operational mission 2009 – STS-127/2JA, JAXA-JEM-EFshuttle operational mission
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    another
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            another planet planet
 1962 – Telstar-1, first commercial                                                                                                                                                 1979 – Skylab reenters              2000 – Proton/1R, Russia-ZvezdaSurveyor                                                                                   first close-up
 communications satellite
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                                                                                                                                                                                    Earth’s atmosphere
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                                                                                                                                                                 17                                          18                                          19                                           20                                               21                                                         22              1998 –1998 –ControlControl
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                                                                                                                                                                                               1969 –1969 – 12                                                   1969 – Apollo 12                                                                                                                                                        Module. ISS construction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Module. ISS construction
                                                                                                                                                                                               2008 – 2008 – STS-126 Supply
                                                                                                                                                                                                      STS-126 Supply                                                      Skylab 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1973 –1973 – Supply
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2008 – STS-126 Skylab 4                                               1973 – Skylab 4                                                                            begins begins

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                21 23      1969 – Apollo 11, first crewed
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1976 – Viking 1, first U.S. spacecraft                                                                                                                          1999 – STS-93, Eileen Collins, first female
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to land on Mars                                                                                                                                                 space shuttle commander




                                                                                                                                                                 24                                          25                                          26       2002 –2002 – STS-113 P1 truss,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          STS-113 P1 truss,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Expedition 6
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1963 – Syncom 2, world’s first
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            geosynchronous communications satellite
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2005 – STS-114, first shuttle flight
                                                                                                                                                                                               1964 –1964 – Mariner 4–Mars
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mariner 4–Mars      following the Space Shuttle Columbia – Mariner 4–Mars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1964                                                        1973 – Skylab 3                             1958 – NASA established
                                                                                                                                                                                               1983 –1983 – STS-9. First accident
                                                                                                                                                                                                        STS-9. First                                           1983 – STS-9. First
                                                                                                                                                                                                       non-American participates
                                                                                                                                                                                               non-American participates                                         2000 –2000 participates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               non-American – STS-97 P6 truss.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          STS-97 P6 truss.                                             2000 – STS-97 P6 truss.
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1 JAXA astronaut Naoko Yamazaki lifts Soichi Noguchi as they pose for a group photo in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 2 1 2
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2 A group photo with Expedition 23 and STS-131 crew members representing Japan, Russia and the U.S. 3 Bill McArthur and
Valery Tokarev pose with their respective extravehicular mobility units (EMUs); McArthur with the U.S. EMU and Tokarev with                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3     1 2 3 4                1 2 3 4
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the Orlan suit. 4 European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winne (right) along with Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert
Thirsk (bottom right) and NASA astronauts Jeffrey Williams and Nicole Stott during an educational event. 5 Stephanie Wilson,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   5 6 12 11 814 9 10 1116 7 15 16 17 18 10
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Naoko Yamazaki, Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger and Tracy Caldwell Dyson (top right) as they work at the Robotics Workstation during
STS-131/Expedition 23 joint docked operations. 6 The crew members aboard the station give a unified “thumbs up” signal following                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               17 18 19 18 15 20 17 18 rd 19 15 23 2423 18
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the ceremony of Changing-of-Command from Expedition 10 to Expedition 11. 7 Astronaut Jeffrey Williams and Cosmonaut Maxim                                                                                                                                                                   New         1st                  Full                3rd      New                          21 2726 27 24 2530 26 22 30 31 30 31
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Suraev hold a plastic inflatable globe used to select locations for CBS’s “Everyone in the World Has a Story.”                                                                                                                                                                          6 8               6
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                                                                                                                                              VISITING VEHICLES
                                                                                                                                                                U G U S
                                                                                                                                                            A Orbiting about 240 statute T
                                                                                                                                                   2011           miles (386.24 km) above
                                                                                                                                                                  the Earth at 17,500 mph
                                                                                                                                                                  (32,410 kph) creates a
                                                                                                                                                                  challenge when it comes to
                                                                                                                                                                  getting supplies. The station
                                                                                                                                                                  depends on regular deliveries
                                                                                                                                                                  of experiment equipment
                                                                                                                                                                  and spare parts as well as
                                                                                                                                                                  food, air and water for its
                                                                                                                                                                  crew. The U.S., Russia,
                                                                                                                                                                  Japan and Europe all have
                                                                                                                                                                  vehicles that make deliveries
                                                                                                                                                                  and the commercial sector is
                                                                                                                                                                  developing spacecraft to help
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                                          1978 – Pioneer 13-Venus, first U.S.
                                          spacecraft to study Venus in detail
                                          2007 – STS-118/13A.1, S5 truss,                                                     2001 – STS-105/7A.1, MPLM;                                                             1977 – Space Shuttle Enterprise,
                                          Spacehab and ESP-3                                                                   – Expedition 3
                                                                                                                       1966ISSSurveyor I becomes         1966 – Surveyor I becomes                 1966 – Surveyor II becomes test
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      becomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                    1966 – Surveyor first free-flight




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                                                                                                                         rst U.S. spacecraft to soft       rst Gemini IV
                                                                                                                                                      1965 –U.S. spacecraft to soft              1965 –U.S. spacecraft to soft
                                                                                                                                                                                                      rst Gemini IV            2002 – STS-111
                                                                                                                                                                                                     rst U.S. spacecraft to soft 1965 – Gemini IV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1965 – Gemini IV                   2002 – STS-111                         2002 – S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2002 –
                                                                                                                       land on moon                   1966 – on moon
                                                                                                                                                         land Gemini IX-A                        1966 –on moon
                                                                                                                                                                                                    land Gemini IX-A
                                                                                                                                                                                                   land on moon                       1966 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Expedition – Gemini IX-A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1966 – Gemini IX-A                 Expedition 5                           Expeditio
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                                                                                       2007 – STS-117 S3/S4               2007 – STS-117 S3/S4      20032007 – STS-117 S3/S4
                                                                                                                                                         2007 – STS-117 S3/S4
                                                                                                                                                          – Mars Exploration                     2003 – Mars Exploration                    2003 – Mars Exploration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2003 – Mars Exploration
                                                                                       truss                              truss                         truss
                                                                                                                                                         truss
                                                                                                                                                    Rover–Spirit                                 Rover–Spirit                               Rover–Spirit
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                                                                                                                       Valentina Tereshkova
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                                                                                                                                                       Valentina Tereshkova
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                                                                                                                                                                                                 1963 – Cosmonaut
                                                                                                                                                                                                Valentina Tereshkova
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                                                                                                                       becomes rst female              becomes rst female                       becomes Sally Ride
                                                                                                                                                                                           1983 – STS-7. rst female
                                                                                                                                                                                                 becomes rst female                    1983 – STS-7. Sally Ride                1983 – STS-7. Sally Ride
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1983 – STS-7. Sally Ride
                                                                                                                       in space                        in space                                 in space
                                                                                                                                                                                                 in space
                                                                                                                                                                                            rst U.S. female in space                    rst U.S. female in space                rst U.S. female in space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                rst U.S. female in space

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                                                                                                                                                                   to observe Neptune




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 2009 – STS-128/17A, MPLM                                                              1995 – STS-71. Atlantis           1995 – STS-71. Atlantis         1995 – STS-71. Atlantis
                                                                                                                                                         1995 – STS-71. Atlantis
                                                                                       becomes rst shuttle to            becomes rst shuttle to          becomes rst shuttle to
                                                                                                                                                         becomes rst shuttle to
                                                                                       dock with Russian Mir             dock with Russian Mir           dock with Russian Mir
                                                                                                                                                         dock with Russian Mir
                                                                                       space station                     space station
                                                                                                                       1971 – Soyuz 11 accident          space station
                                                                                                                                                       1971 – Soyuz 11 accident
                                                                                                                                                         space station                                1971 – Soyuz 11 accident
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1971 – Soyuz 11 accident

1 The Progress is the Russian automated resupply vehicle. 2 The Japanese uncrewed resupply craft HII-Transfer Vehicle. 3 The first
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flight of SpaceX’s Falcon 9. 4 The Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft, with Expedition 17 crew members, approaches the International Space
Station. 5 Space Shuttle Discovery and its seven-member STS-131 crew head toward Earth orbit and rendezvous with the ISS. 6 ATV,                                                                 2     3   4   5   6   7   8
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I N         T H E                Z O N E                        Lake Puma Yumco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         S E P T E M B E R
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2011                                The station is the largest human-made
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            structure to be placed in orbit. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Grey backbone,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            truss, or Glacier is the length of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            football field, including end zones,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and the solar arrays are 1.5 times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the width, which makes the station
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            about 170 ft. long and 360 ft. wide.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It was assembled in space like building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            blocks, demonstrating human
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            capability to perform construction in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            space. It can be seen from the ground
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            with the naked eye (go to http://
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdatasightings/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            index.html for sighting opportunities).




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1975 – Viking 2, first spacecraft to
                                             1977 – Voyager 1, first spacecraft to                                                                                                                                 successfully land on Mars
                                             return a photo of Earth and moon                                                    1966 – Surveyor I becomes       1966 – Surveyor ISTS-106/2A.2b, 1966 – Surveyor II becomes
                                                                                                                                                                            2000 – becomes        1966 – Surveyor 2006 – STS-115/12A, P3/P4 truss
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Spacehab            becomes                                                                     JAXA HII-Transfer Vehicle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2009 – FirstSTS-111




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                                                                                                                                   rst U.S. spacecraft to soft     rst Gemini IV
                                                                                                                                                               1965 –U.S. spacecraft to soft  1965 –U.S. spacecraft to soft
                                                                                                                                                                                                    rst Gemini IV           2002 – STS-111
                                                                                                                                                                                                   rst U.S. spacecraft to soft 1965 – Gemini IV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1965 – Gemini IV                                   2002 –                             2002 – S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2002 –
                                                                                                                                 land on moon                  1966 – on moon
                                                                                                                                                                 land Gemini IX-A             1966 –on moon
                                                                                                                                                                                                  land Gemini IX-A
                                                                                                                                                                                                 land on moon                      1966 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Expedition – Gemini IX-A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1966 – Gemini IX-A                                 Expedition 5                       Expeditio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Expediti

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                                                                                             2007 – STS-117 S3/S4                  2007 – STS-117 S3/S4        20032007 – STS-117 S3/S4
                                                                                                                                                                    2007 – STS-117 S3/S4
                                                                                                                                                                     – Mars Exploration                        2003 – Mars Exploration                    2003 – Mars Exploration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2003 – Mars Exploration
                                                                                             truss                                 truss – Soyuz/4R, Pirs docking truss
                                                                                                                                      2001                          truss
                                                                                                                                                               Rover–Spirit                                    Rover–Spirit                               Rover–Spirit
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                            18                                          19                                         20            1963 – Cosmonaut
                                                                                                                                 Valentina Tereshkova
                                                                                                                                                                 21    1963 – Cosmonaut
                                                                                                                                                                       Valentina Tereshkova
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                                                                                                                                                                                                               1963 – Cosmonaut
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Valentina Tereshkova
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Valentina Tereshkova
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Autumn Begins
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                                                                                                                                 becomes rst female                    becomes rst female                     becomes Sally Ride
                                                                                                                                                                                                         1983 – STS-7. rst female
                                                                                                                                                                                                               becomes rst female                    1983 – STS-7. Sally Ride                1983 – STS-7. Sally Ride
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1983 – STS-7. Sally Ride
                                                                                                                                 in space                              in space                               in space
                                                                                                                                                                                                               in space
                                                                                                                                                                                                          rst U.S. female in space                    rst U.S. female in space                rst U.S. female in space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              rst U.S. female in space

                          20                               21 Summer Solstice— 2220 Solstice— 2321 Summer Solstice— 23
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 2007 – ISS Expedition 14                                                                                                            enter Jupiter’s atmosphere




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                                                                                                                                                                                 following the Space Shuttle
                                                                                             1995 – STS-71. Atlantis               1995 – STS-71. Atlantis               1995 – STS-71. Atlantis
                                                                                                                                                                         1995 – STS-71. Atlantis
                                                                                                                                                                                 Challenger accident                     2005 – ISS Expedition 12
                                                                                             becomes rst shuttle to                becomes rst shuttle to                becomes rst shuttle to
                                                                                                                                                                         becomes rst shuttle to
                                                                                             dock with Russian Mir                 dock with Russian Mir                 dock with Russian Mir
                                                                                                                                                                         dock with Russian Mir
                                                                                             space station                         space station
                                                                                                                                 1971 – Soyuz 11 accident                space station
                                                                                                                                                                       1971 – Soyuz 11 accident
                                                                                                                                                                         space station                   1971 – Soyuz 11 accident
                                                                                                                                                                                                          1971 – Soyuz 11 accident

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the left (fore), the Quest Airlock at the bottom (starboard), and the PMA-3 at the top (port). 2 Set against the blackness of space,
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during STS-92. 3 Destiny is the primary U.S. payloads research laboratory, supporting a wide range of experiments and studies
contributing to health, safety and quality of life for people all over the world. 4 This football field-sized machine flies about 230 miles                                                                    9
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above the Earth, going 17,500 mph. 5 Astronaut Robert Curbeam, Jr. (left) and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Christer
Fuglesang, both STS-116 mission specialists, participate in the mission’s first of three planned sessions of3extravehicular activity                                                                                                14 15 16 17 18 19 20                                 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
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                                                             2011                              The techniques addressing astronaut health risks on long missions will
                                                                                               benefit patients suffering from similar conditions on Earth, such as bone
                                                                                               loss, muscle wasting, shift-related sleep disturbances and balance disorders.




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                                                                                    first satellite                       1966 – Surveyor I becomes       1966 – Surveyor I becomes                     1966 – Surveyor II becomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           becomes
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                                                                                                                                                                                                           rst Gemini IV           2002 – STS-111
                                                                                                                                                                                                          rst U.S. spacecraft to soft 1965 – Gemini IV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1965 – Gemini IV                       2002 – STS-111                         2002 – S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2002 –
                                                                                                                          land on moon                  1966 – on moon
                                                                                                                                                          land Gemini IX-A                            1966 –on moon
                                                                                                                                                                                                         land Gemini IX-A
                                                                                                                                                                                                        land on moon                   1966 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Expedition – Gemini IX-A
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                                                                                    1958 – Pioneer 1, first NASA launch
                                                                                    1968 – Apollo 7, first crewed
                                                                                       2007 – STS-117 S3/S4                 2007 – STS-117 S3/S4                  2007 – STS-117 S3/S4
                                                                                                                                                                   2007 – STS-117 S3/S4
                                                                                    Apollo mission                             1964 – Voskhod 1 (U.S.S.R.),2003 – Mars Exploration
                                                                                                                                                           first flight                               2003 – Mars Exploration                    2003 – Mars Exploration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2003 – Mars Exploration
                                           2007 – ISS Expedition 16, Peggy             truss
                                                                                    2000 – STS-92/3A, Z1 truss              truss multiple crew members Rover–Spirit
                                                                                                                               with                               truss
                                                                                                                                                                   truss                              Rover–Spirit                               Rover–Spirit
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                                                                                                                          Valentina Tereshkova
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                                                                                                                                                                                                1983 – STS-7. rst female
                                                                                                                                                                                                      becomes rst female                    1983 – STS-7. Sally Ride                1983 – STS-7. Sally Ride
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1983 – STS-7. Sally Ride
                                                                                                                          in space                            in space                               in space
                                                                                                                                                                                                      in space
                                                                                                                                                                                                 rst U.S. female in space                    rst U.S. female in space                rst U.S. female in space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     rst U.S. female in space

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                                                        Expedition 1,
                                                        start of
                                                        permanent human                 1995 – STS-71. Atlantis             1995 – STS-71. Atlantis             1995 – STS-71. Atlantis
                                                                                                                                                                1995 – STS-71. Atlantis                                                                                    2009 – Ares-1X launch
                                                        presence on the ISS             becomes rst shuttle to              becomes rst shuttle to              becomes rst shuttle to
                                                                                                                                                                becomes rst shuttle to
                                                                                        dock with Russian Mir               dock with Russian Mir               dock with Russian Mir
                                                                                                                                                                dock with Russian Mir
                                                                                        space station                       space station
                                                                                                                          1971 – Soyuz 11 accident              space station
                                                                                                                                                              1971 – Soyuz 11 accident
                                                                                                                                                                space station                              1971 – Soyuz 11 accident
                                                                                                                                                                                                           1971 – Soyuz 11 accident

1 Astronaut Peggy Whitson, Expedition 16 commander, exercises on the Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation System (CEVIS)
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in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station. 2 Astronaut Sunita Williams prepares a laptop in the Human Research
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cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov works with the Phantom Torso, which was designed to help scientists more accurately predict the
radiation exposure astronauts receive inside their bodies, especially to blood-forming organs. 4 Astronaut Garrett Reisman measures                                                                   9
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his body mass, a basic index of nourishment, using the Body Mass Measurement Device (BMMD) on the station. 5 Astronaut Sunita
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                                                                                                                                                              This
                                                                                                                                                                            laboratory is a technologically
                                                                                                                                                                            sophisticated facility that
                                                                                                                                                                            supports a wide range of
                                                                                                                                                                            scientific inquiry in biology,
                                                                                                                                                                            human physiology, physical
                                                                                                                                                                            and materials sciences, and
                                                                                                                                                                            Earth and space science.
                                                                                                                                                                            Scientists from all over the
                                                                                                                                                                            world are already using ISS
                                                                                                                                                                            facilities, putting their talents
                                                                                                                                                                            to work in almost all areas of
                                                                                                                                                                            science and technology, and
                                                                                                                                                                            sharing their knowledge to
                                                                                                                                                                            make life on Earth better for
                                                                                                                                                                            people of all nations.




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                                                                                                                                      continuous human occupation                   1973 – Mariner 10, first spacecraft to
                                                                                                                                      of ISS begins                                 explore Mercury




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                                                                                                                                1966 – Surveyor I becomes       1966 – Surveyor I becomes                          1966 – Surveyor II becomesmission
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      becomes
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                                                                                                                                                              1965 –U.S. spacecraft to soft                      1965 –U.S. spacecraft to soft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      rst Gemini IV           2002 – STS-111
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     rst U.S. spacecraft to soft 1965 – Gemini IV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1965 – Gemini IV                      2002 – STS-111                       2002 – S
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                                                                                                                                land on moon                  1966 – on moon
                                                                                                                                                                land Gemini IX-A                                 1966 –on moon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    land Gemini IX-A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   land on moon                    1966 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Expedition – Gemini IX-A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1966 – Gemini IX-A                     Expedition 5                         Expeditio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Expediti

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                                                                                              2007 – STS-117 S3/S4                 2007 – STS-117 S3/S4     20032007 – STS-117 S3/S4
                                                                                                                                                                 2007 – STS-117 S3/S4
                                                                                                                                                                  – Mars Exploration                             2003 – Mars Exploration                    2003 – Mars Exploration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2003 – Mars Exploration
                                                                                                                                      1973 – Skylab 4
 1971 – Mariner 9-Mars, first spacecraft                                                      truss                                truss – STS-129/ULF3, ELC1
                                                                                                                                      2009                      truss
                                                                                                                                                                 truss
                                                                                                                                                            Rover–Spirit                                         Rover–Spirit                               Rover–Spirit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rover–Spirit
 to orbit another planet
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                                                                                                                                Valentina Tereshkova
                                                                                                                                                               23                   Thanksgiving Day

                                                                                                                                                                      1963 – Cosmonaut
                                                                                                                                                                      Valentina Tereshkova
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                                                                                                                                                                                                           1983 – STS-7. rst female
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 becomes rst female                    1983 – STS-7. Sally Ride              1983 – STS-7. Sally Ride
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1983 – STS-7. Sally Ride
                                                                                                                                in space                              in space                                  in space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 in space
                                                                                                                                                                                                            rst U.S. female in space                    rst U.S. female in space              rst U.S. female in space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              rst U.S. female in space

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 Module, ISS first element launch                                                                                                     ISS Expedition 6




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                                                                                                                                    2000 – STS-97/4A, P6 truss, first set
                                             1983 – STS-9, first international agency         1995 – STS-71. Atlantis             1995 – STS-71. Atlantis
                                                                                                                                    of solar arrays                     1995 – STS-71. Atlantis
                                                                                                                                                                        1995 – STS-71. Atlantis
                                             participates in U.S. mission                     becomes rst shuttle to              becomes rst shuttle to                becomes rst shuttle to
                                                                                                                                                                        becomes rst shuttle to
                                                                                              dock with Russian Mir               dock with Russian Mir                 dock with Russian Mir
                                                                                                                                                                        dock with Russian Mir
                                                                                              space station                       space station
                                                                                                                                1971 – Soyuz 11 accident                space station
                                                                                                                                                                   1971 – Soyuz 11 accident
                                                                                                                                                                        space station                                 1971 – Soyuz 11 accident
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1971 – Soyuz 11 accident

1 Astronaut Jeffrey Williams conducts the first run of the Pore Formation and Mobility Investigation (PFMI) in the station’s
Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG). 2 This close-up view shows three bowling-ball-sized free-flying satellites called Synchronized
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devices, coatings and structural materials. 4 View of the station’s Oil Emulsion Experiment (OEE) that will be used to teach students
basic principles of fluid physics. 5 Saibo Experiment Rack is a multipurpose payload rack system that sustains life science experiment                                                                           9    10 11 12 13 14 15
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units inside and supplies resources to them. The first use of Saibo was for studies of the effects of radiation on immature immune cells.
6 Advanced Biological Research System (ABRS) is a single locker system with two growth chambers. Each growth chamber is a closedNew   system
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                                                                                                                SPACE IN
                                                                                                                     YOUR LIFE
                                                                                                                       D E C theE M Bspace R   E
                                                                                                                   2011

                                                                                                                           In    20th century,
                                                                                                                                        exploration has profoundly
                                                                                                                                        impacted the way we
                                                                                                                                        view ourselves, our world
                                                                                                                                        and the way we live.
                                                                                                                                        Our nation’s investment
                                                                                                                                        in space has resulted in
                                                                                                                                        numerous services and
                                                                                                                                        products that affect our
                                                                                                                                        everyday lives. Whether
                                                                                                                                        we are making a trans-
                                                                                                                                        Pacific telephone call,
                                                                                                                                        creating with a computer-
                                                                                                                                        aided design tool, using
                                                                                                                                        our mobile phone,
                                                                                                                                        wearing a pacemaker, or
                                                                                                                                        undergoing an MRI, we
                                                                                                                                        are using technology that
                                                                                                                                        space exploration either
                                                                                                                                        developed or improved.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1973 – Pioneer 10, first flyby of outer
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 1998 – STS-88/2A, Unity Connecting        2001 – STS-108/UF-1, MPLM;                                                                                                                                                   2006 – STS-116/12A.1, Spacehab
 Module, first U.S. component              ISS Expedition 4                                                                      – Surveyor becomes          1966
                                                                                                                          19661972 – ApolloI17, final Apollo mission – Surveyor I becomes             1966 – Surveyor II becomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         becomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                       1966 – Surveyor and P5 truss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2002 – STS-111                             2002 – STS-111                            2002 – S
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                                                                                                                            rst U.S. spacecraft to soft        rst Gemini IV
                                                                                                                                                           1965 –U.S. spacecraft to soft                 rst Gemini IV
                                                                                                                                                                                                        rst U.S. spacecraft to soft 1965 – Gemini IV
                                                                                                                                                                                                    1965 –U.S. spacecraft to soft    1965 – Gemini IV
                                                                                                                          land on moon                     1966 – on moon
                                                                                                                                                             land Gemini IX-A                       1966 –on moon
                                                                                                                                                                                                       land Gemini IX-A
                                                                                                                                                                                                      land on moon                   1966 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Expedition – Gemini IX-A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1966 – Gemini IX-A                     Expedition 5                              Expeditio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Expediti

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                                                                                                                                                                      1965 – Gemini VI-A and VII,
                                                                                                                                                                      first crewed rendezvous between
                                                                                                                                                                      two spacecrafts
                                                                                         2007 – STS-117 S3/S4                2007 – STS-117 S3/S4                     1970 – Venera
                                                                                                                                                         20032007 – STS-117 S3/S4(U.S.S.R.), first human-
                                                                                                                                                               – Mars Exploration 7
                                                                                                                                                              2007 – STS-117 S3/S4         2003 – Mars Exploration                             2003 – Mars Exploration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2003 – Mars Exploration
                                                                                                                                                                      made spacecraft to successfully land on
                                                                                         truss                               truss                           truss
                                                                                                                                                              truss                        Rover–Spirit
                                                                                                                                                         Rover–Spirit another planet (Venus) and to transmit                                   Rover–Spirit
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                          18                                        19                                          20        1963 – Cosmonaut
                                                                                                                          Valentina Tereshkova
                                                                                                                                                        21             Winter Begins

                                                                                                                                                           1963 – Cosmonaut
                                                                                                                                                           Valentina Tereshkova
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                                                                                                                                                                                                   1963 – Cosmonaut
                                                                                                                                                                                                    1963 – Cosmonaut
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Valentina Tereshkova
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Valentina Tereshkova
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                                                                                                                          becomes rst female               becomes rst female                      becomes Sally Ride
                                                                                                                                                                                              1983 – STS-7. rst female
                                                                                                                                                                                                    becomes rst female                    1983 – STS-7. Sally Ride                1983 – STS-7. Sally Ride
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1983 – STS-7. Sally Ride
                                                                                                                          in space                         in space                                in space
                                                                                                                                                                                                    in space
                                                                                                                                                                                               rst U.S. female in space                    rst U.S. female in space                rst U.S. female in space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   rst U.S. female in space

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                                                            Summer            21 Summer begins 22 Summer begins 2422
                                                                                 Summer
                                                                                                  Summer Solstice—
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1968 – Apollo 8, first crewed mission
                                                                                     2009 – ISS Expedition 22                                                                                                                                                            to orbit the moon


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                                                                                         1995 – STS-71. Atlantis           1995 – STS-71. Atlantis           1995 – STS-71. Atlantis
                                                                                                                                                             1995 – STS-71. Atlantis
                                                                                         becomes rst shuttle to            becomes rst shuttle to            becomes rst shuttle to
                                                                                                                                                             becomes rst shuttle to
                                                                                         dock with Russian Mir             dock with Russian Mir             dock with Russian Mir
                                                                                                                                                             dock with Russian Mir
                                                                                         space station                     space station
                                                                                                                         1971 – Soyuz 11 accident            space station
                                                                                                                                                           1971 – Soyuz 11 accident
                                                                                                                                                             space station                               1971 – Soyuz 11 accident
                                                                                                                                                                                                         1971 – Soyuz 11 accident

1 Using the Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity protocols, astronaut Leroy Chiao performs an ultrasound examination
of the eye on cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov. This technology enables users with little training to send diagnostic-quality ultrasound
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images to medical professionals remotely. 2 NASA helped industry leaders develop cool, lightweight, aerodynamic biking helmets and
special bike wheels using NASA research in airfoils (wings) and design software. 3 Astronaut Mike Fincke narrates during a Capillary                                                                2     3   4   5   6   7   8
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Flow Experiment (CFE) that investigates capillary flows and flows of fluids. 4 The ADVANCED ASTROCULTURE™ (ADVASC)
examines the effects of microgravity on gene expression levels and the seed-to-seed life cycle in microgravity. 5 Dr. Lewis Nashner’s                                                               9    10 11 12 13 14 15
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computerized dynamic posturography, derived from NASA-funded research on human movement and balance, is now a standard                                                                                                   13 14 15 16 17 18 19 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
noninvasive clinical technique for assessing the systems that allow the body to balance. 6 View of Astronaut Peggy Whitson looking
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at the ADVASC Soybean plant growth experiment located in the U.S. Laboratory. 7 The MARCbot (Multi-function Agile Remote
Control Robot) received multiple upgrades from engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, and hundreds have now been  12                 4
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deployed by the U.S. military overseas to help soldiers identify IEDs (improvised explosive devices).                                                                                                                    27 28 29 30                    29 30 31

				
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