International Space StationInternational Space Station

The International Space Station is a joint operation between many countries including the United States, Russia, Canada, Japan, and many countries in Europe. The ISS is a space station designed to be used as a research facility to study the effects of zero gravity and space on various different scientific areas.
   The first part of the international space station was launched on November 20, 1998. Different countries have been slowly adding on to the International Space Station over the years. The ISS now consists of multiple modules composed of multiple laboratories and life support systems.