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Building ISS

The International Space Station (ISS0 is the largest human-made body in low Earth orbit and can often be seen with the naked eye from Earth. The first ISS component was launched in 1998. Since then, the station has been continuously built up for 19 years. Development and assembly of the station continue, with several major new elements scheduled for launch starting in 2020. The ISS consists of pressurized modules, structural trusses, solar arrays, radiators, docking ports, experiment bays, and robotic arms. Major ISS modules have been launched by Russian Proton and Soyuz rockets and US Space Shuttles.

Beginning in the mid-1990s, the U.S. components Destiny, Unity, the Integrated Truss Structure, and the solar arrays were fabricated at the Marshall Space Flight Center and the Michoud Assembly Facility.

The Russian modules, including Zarya and Zvezda, were manufactured at the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center in Moscow. Zvezda was initially manufactured in 1985 as a component for Mir-2, but was never launched and instead became the ISS Service Module.

The European Space Agency Columbus module was manufactured at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands, along with many other contractors throughout Europe. The other ESA-built modules - Harmony, Tranquility, the Leonardo MPLM, and the Cupola - were initially manufactured at the Thales Alenia Space factory located at the Cannes Mandelieu Space Center. The structural steel hulls of the modules were transported by aircraft to the Kennedy Space Center SSPF for launch processing.

The Japanese Experiment Module Kibo, was fabricated in various technology manufacturing facilities in Japan, at the NASDA (now JAXA) Tanegashima Space Center, and the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science. The Kibo module was transported by ship and flown by aircraft to the KSC Space Station Processing Facility.

The Mobile Servicing System, consisting of the Canadarm-2 and the Dextre grapple fixture, was manufactured at various factories in Canada and the United States under contract by the Canadian Space Agency. The mobile base system, a connecting framework for Canadarm-2 mounted on rails, was built by Northrop Grumman. The Canadarm-2 and Dextre were built by MDA Space Missions.

The first module of the ISS, Zarya, was launched on 20 November 1998 on an autonomous Russian Proton rocket. It provided propulsion, attitude control, communications, electrical power, but lacked long-term life support functions. Two weeks later, a passive NASA module Unity was launched aboard Space Shuttle flight STS-88 and attached to Zarya by astronauts during EVAs. On 12 July 2000, Zvezda was launched into orbit. Preprogrammed commands onboard deployed its solar arrays and communications antenna. It then became the passive target for a rendezvous with Zarya and Unity: it maintained a station-keeping orbit while the Zarya-Unity vehicle performed the rendezvous and docking via ground control and the Russian automated rendezvous and docking system. Zarya's computer transferred control of the station to Zvezda's computer soon after docking. Zvezda added sleeping quarters, a toilet, kitchen, CO2 scrubbers, dehumidifier, oxygen generators, exercise equipment, plus data, voice and television communications with mission control. This enabled permanent habitation of the station.

Expedition 1 arrived midway between the flights of STS-92 and STS-97. These two Space Shuttle flights each added segments of the station's Integrated Truss Structure, which provided the station with Ku-band communication for US television, additional attitude support needed for the additional mass of the USOS, and substantial solar arrays supplementing the station's existing 4 solar arrays.

Over the next two years, the station continued to expand. A Soyuz-U rocket delivered the Pirs docking compartment. The Space Shuttles Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour delivered the Destiny laboratory and Quest airlock, in addition to the station's main robot arm, the Canadarm2, and several more segments of the Integrated Truss Structure.

In 2006 Atlantis delivered the station's second set of solar arrays. Several more truss segments and the third set of arrays were delivered on STS-116, STS-117, and STS-118. As a result of the major expansion of the station's power-generating capabilities, more pressurized modules could be accommodated, and the Harmony node and Columbus European laboratory were added. These were soon followed by the first two components of Kibō. In March 2009, STS-119 completed the Integrated Truss Structure with the installation of the fourth and final set of solar arrays. The final section of Kibō was delivered in July 2009 on STS-127, followed by the Russian Poisk module. The third node, Tranquility, was delivered in February 2010 during STS-130 by the Space Shuttle Endeavour, alongside the Cupola, followed in May 2010 by the penultimate Russian module, Rassvet. Rassvet was delivered by Space Shuttle Atlantis on STS-132 in exchange for the Russian Proton delivery of the US-funded Zarya module in 1998. The last pressurized module of the USOS, Leonardo, was brought to the station on February 2011 on the final flight of Discovery, STS-133. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer was delivered by Endeavour on STS-134 the same year.

As of June 2011, the station consisted of 15 pressurized modules and the Integrated Truss Structure. Five modules are still to be launched, including the Nauka with the European Robotic Arm, the Uzlovoy Module, and two power modules called NEM-1 and NEM-2. As of March 2019, Russia's future primary research module Nauka is set to launch in the summer of 2020, along with the European Robotic Arm which will be able to relocate itself to different parts of the Russian modules of the station.
S134E010136 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS taken afer STS-134 Undocking
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STS090-340-024 - STS-090 - Overall view of activities in the Spacelab module

STS090-340-024 - STS-090 - Overall view of activities in the Spacelab ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of activities in the Spacelab module during the Neurolab mission. Subject Terms: ASTRONAUTS, ONBOARD ACTIVITIES, SPACEBORNE EXPERIMENTS, S... more

STS090-326-026 - STS-090 - Overall view of STS-90 crew working in the Spacelab module

STS090-326-026 - STS-090 - Overall view of STS-90 crew working in the ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall views of various members of the STS-90 crew working in the Spacelab module during the Neurolab mission. Crewmembers in the view include: payload... more

STS090-379-028 - STS-090 - Overall view of STS-90 crew in the Spacelab module

STS090-379-028 - STS-090 - Overall view of STS-90 crew in the Spacelab...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Various underexposed views of the STS-90 crew working at various experiments in the Spacelab module. Included in the views are: Payload commander Richar... more

STS084-708-063 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during separation after undocking

STS084-708-063 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during sep...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall views of the Mir Space Station as seen from the shuttle orbiter Atlantis during separation after undocking. Subject Terms: STS-84, ATLANTIS (OR... more

S81E5098 - STS-081 - Overall view of interior of Spacehab module

S81E5098 - STS-081 - Overall view of interior of Spacehab module

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the interior of the Spacehab module on flight day 1. The pink tags on the soft stowage bags denote items to be transferred to the Mir sp... more

STS084-708-061 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during separation after undocking

STS084-708-061 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during sep...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall views of the Mir Space Station as seen from the shuttle orbiter Atlantis during separation after undocking. Subject Terms: STS-84, ATLANTIS (OR... more

STS094-344-003 - STS-094 - Overall interior view of the Spacelab

STS094-344-003 - STS-094 - Overall interior view of the Spacelab

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall interior view of the Spacelab module, showing all the racks and the aft endcone. Also floating in the background are payload specialist Roger Cr... more

STS084-708-065 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during separation after undocking

STS084-708-065 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during sep...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall views of the Mir Space Station as seen from the shuttle orbiter Atlantis during separation after undocking. Subject Terms: STS-84, ATLANTIS (OR... more

STS084-708-060 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during separation after undocking

STS084-708-060 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during sep...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall views of the Mir Space Station as seen from the shuttle orbiter Atlantis during separation after undocking. Subject Terms: STS-84, ATLANTIS (OR... more

STS084-708-066 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during separation after undocking

STS084-708-066 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during sep...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall views of the Mir Space Station as seen from the shuttle orbiter Atlantis during separation after undocking. Subject Terms: STS-84, ATLANTIS (OR... more

STS084-708-057 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during separation after undocking

STS084-708-057 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during sep...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall views of the Mir Space Station as seen from the shuttle orbiter Atlantis during separation after undocking. Subject Terms: STS-84, ATLANTIS (OR... more

STS084-708-056 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during separation after undocking

STS084-708-056 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during sep...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall views of the Mir Space Station as seen from the shuttle orbiter Atlantis during separation after undocking. Subject Terms: STS-84, ATLANTIS (OR... more

STS084-708-053 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during separation after undocking

STS084-708-053 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during sep...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall views of the Mir Space Station as seen from the shuttle orbiter Atlantis during separation after undocking. Subject Terms: STS-84, ATLANTIS (OR... more

STS094-344-002 - STS-094 - Overall interior view of the Spacelab

STS094-344-002 - STS-094 - Overall interior view of the Spacelab

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall interior view of the Spacelab module, showing all the racks and the aft endcone. Also floating in the background are payload specialist Roger Cr... more

STS084-708-064 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during separation after undocking

STS084-708-064 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during sep...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall views of the Mir Space Station as seen from the shuttle orbiter Atlantis during separation after undocking. Subject Terms: STS-84, ATLANTIS (OR... more

STS084-708-052 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during separation after undocking

STS084-708-052 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during sep...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall views of the Mir Space Station as seen from the shuttle orbiter Atlantis during separation after undocking. Subject Terms: STS-84, ATLANTIS (OR... more

STS094-329-001 - STS-094 - Overall view of the interior of the Spacelab module

STS094-329-001 - STS-094 - Overall view of the interior of the Spacela...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall (slightly underexposed) view fo the interior of the Spacelab module. Subject Terms: SPACELAB, STS-94, COLUMBIA (ORBITER) Date Taken: 7/31/1997... more

STS084-708-059 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during separation after undocking

STS084-708-059 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during sep...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall views of the Mir Space Station as seen from the shuttle orbiter Atlantis during separation after undocking. Subject Terms: STS-84, ATLANTIS (OR... more

STS084-708-055 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during separation after undocking

STS084-708-055 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during sep...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall views of the Mir Space Station as seen from the shuttle orbiter Atlantis during separation after undocking. View STS084-708-055 was selected by ... more

STS082-361-017 - STS-082 - Good overall view of forward flight deck during STS-82 mission

STS082-361-017 - STS-082 - Good overall view of forward flight deck du...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Good overall view of the forward flight deck with seats in the upright position during STS-82 mission. Frame is badly fogged due to radiation. Subject ... more

STS094-344-001 - STS-094 - Overall interior view of the Spacelab

STS094-344-001 - STS-094 - Overall interior view of the Spacelab

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall interior view of the Spacelab module, showing all the racks and the aft endcone. Also floating in the background are payload specialist Roger Cr... more

STS084-708-058 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during separation after undocking

STS084-708-058 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during sep...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall views of the Mir Space Station as seen from the shuttle orbiter Atlantis during separation after undocking. Subject Terms: STS-84, ATLANTIS (OR... more

STS065-214-002 - STS-065 - Overall views of Spacelab module

STS065-214-002 - STS-065 - Overall views of Spacelab module

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Various overall views of the interior of the Spacelab module, looking towards the aft bulkhead. Subject Terms: SPACELAB, STS-65, COLUMBIA (ORBITER) Da... more

STS084-708-051 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during separation after undocking

STS084-708-051 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during sep...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall views of the Mir Space Station as seen from the shuttle orbiter Atlantis during separation after undocking. Subject Terms: STS-84, ATLANTIS (OR... more

STS094-344-004 - STS-094 - Overall interior view of the Spacelab

STS094-344-004 - STS-094 - Overall interior view of the Spacelab

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall interior view of the Spacelab module, showing all the racks and the aft endcone. Also floating in the background are payload specialist Roger Cr... more

STS065-214-001 - STS-065 - Overall views of Spacelab module

STS065-214-001 - STS-065 - Overall views of Spacelab module

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Various overall views of the interior of the Spacelab module, looking towards the aft bulkhead. Subject Terms: SPACELAB, STS-65, COLUMBIA (ORBITER) Da... more

STS065-214-003 - STS-065 - Overall views of Spacelab module

STS065-214-003 - STS-065 - Overall views of Spacelab module

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Various overall views of the interior of the Spacelab module, looking towards the aft bulkhead. Subject Terms: SPACELAB, STS-65, COLUMBIA (ORBITER) Da... more

STS084-708-062 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during separation after undocking

STS084-708-062 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during sep...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall views of the Mir Space Station as seen from the shuttle orbiter Atlantis during separation after undocking. Subject Terms: STS-84, ATLANTIS (OR... more

STS084-708-054 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during separation after undocking

STS084-708-054 - STS-084 - Overall of the Mir Space Station during sep...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall views of the Mir Space Station as seen from the shuttle orbiter Atlantis during separation after undocking. Subject Terms: STS-84, ATLANTIS (OR... more

STS088-703-042 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-042 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-344-004 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack taken during the third EVA

STS088-344-004 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack taken during the thir...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISS stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/Zarya modules) taken during the third of three extravehicular activities (EVAs) including: View of the orbit... more

STS088-703-034 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-034 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-703-020 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-020 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-347-031 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack taken during the STS-88 mission

STS088-347-031 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack taken during the STS-...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the first two modules of the International Space Station (ISS) taken after assembly including: Handrail, SVS target and electrical umbilical ca... more

STS088-369-029 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS stack taken during fly-around by STS-116

STS088-369-029 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS stack taken dur...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the International Space Station (ISS) in orbit taken during the fly around by the STS-88 crew including: Side view of PMA2 and Node 1/Unity mod... more

STS088-703-015 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-015 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-703-064 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-064 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-703-058 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-058 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-365-009 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS taken during the fly-around by STS-88

STS088-365-009 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS taken during th...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overview of the International Space Station (ISS) stack in orbit taken during the fly-around by the STS-88 crew. Side view with an Earth limb in the bac... more

STS088-337-033 - STS-088 - View taken during flyaround of ISS stack

STS088-337-033 - STS-088 - View taken during flyaround of ISS stack

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISS stack taken during the flyaround including: FGB/Zarya module (-YA module side). Subject Terms: NODE 1 FGB INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION D... more

STS088-703-001 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-001 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-337-029 - STS-088 - View taken during flyaround of ISS stack

STS088-337-029 - STS-088 - View taken during flyaround of ISS stack

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISS stack taken during the flyaround including: View of the ISS stack taken during the flyaround including: Node 1/Unity, Pressurized Mating... more

STS088-703-006 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-006 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-344-006 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack taken during the third EVA

STS088-344-006 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack taken during the thir...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISS stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/Zarya modules) taken during the third of three extravehicular activities (EVAs) including: Dark views of Nod... more

STS088-347-034 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack taken during the STS-88 mission

STS088-347-034 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack taken during the STS-...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the first two modules of the International Space Station (ISS) taken after assembly including: View looking up the Node 1/Unity module to the FG... more

STS088-369-030 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS stack taken during fly-around by STS-117

STS088-369-030 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS stack taken dur...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the International Space Station (ISS) in orbit taken during the fly around by the STS-88 crew including: Side view of Node 1/Unity module, PMA ... more

STS088-337-019 - STS-088 - View taken during flyaround of ISS stack

STS088-337-019 - STS-088 - View taken during flyaround of ISS stack

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISS stack taken during the flyaround including: FGB/Zarya, Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA)1 and Node 1/Unity module (+XA module side). Sub... more

STS088-337-025 - STS-088 - View taken during flyaround of ISS stack

STS088-337-025 - STS-088 - View taken during flyaround of ISS stack

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISS stack taken during the flyaround including: FGB/Zarya module (-YA module side). Subject Terms: NODE 1 FGB INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION D... more

STS088-703-067 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-067 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-703-011 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-011 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-703-008 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-008 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-365-001 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS taken during the fly-around by STS-88

STS088-365-001 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS taken during th...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overview of the International Space Station (ISS) stack in orbit taken during the fly-around by the STS-88 crew. Views were taken at different angles in... more

STS088-365-031 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS taken during the fly-around by STS-88

STS088-365-031 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS taken during th...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overview of the International Space Station (ISS) stack in orbit taken during the fly-around by the STS-88 crew. Side view against darkness (-YA module ... more

STS088-703-050 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-050 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-365-011 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS taken during the fly-around by STS-88

STS088-365-011 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS taken during th...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overview of the International Space Station (ISS) stack in orbit taken during the fly-around by the STS-88 crew. Side view with an Earth limb in the bac... more

STS088-337-021 - STS-088 - View taken during flyaround of ISS stack

STS088-337-021 - STS-088 - View taken during flyaround of ISS stack

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISS stack taken during the flyaround including: FGB/Zarya, Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA)1 and Node 1/Unity module (+XA module side). Sub... more

STS088-365-020 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS taken during the fly-around by STS-88

STS088-365-020 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS taken during th...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overview of the International Space Station (ISS) stack in orbit taken during the fly-around by the STS-88 crew. Side view with a cloudy Earth in the ba... more

STS088-337-034 - STS-088 - View taken during flyaround of ISS stack

STS088-337-034 - STS-088 - View taken during flyaround of ISS stack

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISS stack taken during the flyaround including: FGB/Zarya module (-YA module side). Subject Terms: NODE 1 FGB INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION D... more

STS088-369-023 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS stack taken during fly-around by STS-110

STS088-369-023 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS stack taken dur...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the International Space Station (ISS) in orbit taken during the fly around by the STS-88 crew including: Side view of plane 4 of the FGB/Zarya ... more

STS088-703-002 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-002 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-369-022 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS stack taken during fly-around by STS-109

STS088-369-022 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS stack taken dur...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the International Space Station (ISS) in orbit taken during the fly around by the STS-88 crew including: Side view of plane 4 of the FGB/Zarya ... more

STS088-338-003 - STS-088 - Views taken during flyaround of ISS stack

STS088-338-003 - STS-088 - Views taken during flyaround of ISS stack

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Distant views of the ISS stack taken during the flyaround by the STS-88 orbiter Endeavour. Subject Terms: NODE 1, FGB, INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION, DOC... more

STS088-703-051 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-051 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-347-032 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack taken during the STS-88 mission

STS088-347-032 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack taken during the STS-...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the first two modules of the International Space Station (ISS) taken after assembly including: Handrail, SVS target and electrical umbilical ca... more

STS088-703-065 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-065 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-703-031 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-031 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-365-035 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS taken during the fly-around by STS-88

STS088-365-035 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS taken during th...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overview of the International Space Station (ISS) stack in orbit taken during the fly-around by the STS-88 crew. Side view against darkness (-YA module ... more

STS088-341-027 - STS-088 - Dark view of ISS stack in Endeavour's payload bay

STS088-341-027 - STS-088 - Dark view of ISS stack in Endeavour's paylo...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Dark view of the Node 1/Unity module docked with the FGB/Zarya module (+ZA module side) in the Endeavours payload bay. Subject Terms: FGB, NODE 1, PAYL... more

STS088-347-003 - STS-088 - View taken during one of three EVAs of the ISS stack

STS088-347-003 - STS-088 - View taken during one of three EVAs of the ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View taken during one of the three Extravehicular activities (EVAs) performed during the STS-88 mission including: Space Visiion System (SVS) target a... more

STS088-347-002 - STS-088 - View taken during one of three EVAs of the ISS stack

STS088-347-002 - STS-088 - View taken during one of three EVAs of the ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View taken during one of the three Extravehicular activities (EVAs) performed during the STS-88 mission including: Space Visiion System (SVS) target a... more

STS088-703-025 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-025 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-337-028 - STS-088 - View taken during flyaround of ISS stack

STS088-337-028 - STS-088 - View taken during flyaround of ISS stack

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISS stack taken during the flyaround including: View of the ISS stack taken during the flyaround including: Node 1/Unity, Pressurized Mating... more

STS088-337-010 - STS-088 - View taken during flyaround of ISS stack

STS088-337-010 - STS-088 - View taken during flyaround of ISS stack

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISS stack taken during the flyaround including: FGB/Zarya, Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA)1 and Node 1/Unity module (+YA module side). Sub... more

STS088-369-012 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS stack taken during fly-around by STS-99

STS088-369-012 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS stack taken dur...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the International Space Station (ISS) in orbit taken during the fly around by the STS-88 crew including: View of Node 1/Unity module and Pressu... more

STS088-703-045 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-045 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-703-030 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-030 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-703-038 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-038 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-347-029 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack taken during the STS-88 mission

STS088-347-029 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack taken during the STS-...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the first two modules of the International Space Station (ISS) taken after assembly including: Solar array on the FGB/Zarya module. Subject Ter... more

STS088-366-026 - STS-088 - View of the ISS modules in the Endeavour's payload bay

STS088-366-026 - STS-088 - View of the ISS modules in the Endeavour's ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Close-up views of the International Space Station Modules (Node 1/ Unity and FGB/Zarya) in the Endeavour's payload bay (+ZA module side) including: Exte... more

STS088-368-013 - STS-088 - Views of the free-flying ISS stack taken during fly-around by STS-88 mission

STS088-368-013 - STS-088 - Views of the free-flying ISS stack taken du...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the International Space Station (ISS) in orbit taken during the fly around by the STS-88 crew including: PMA2 and Node 1/Unity module with an E... more

STS088-344-010 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack taken during the third EVA

STS088-344-010 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack taken during the thir...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISS stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/Zarya modules) taken during the third of three extravehicular activities (EVAs) including: Undeployed Toru ... more

STS088-368-004 - STS-088 - Views of the free-flying ISS stack taken during fly-around by STS-88 mission

STS088-368-004 - STS-088 - Views of the free-flying ISS stack taken du...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the International Space Station (ISS) in orbit taken during the fly around by the STS-88 crew including: end-on view of Pressurized Mating Adap... more

STS088-365-012 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS taken during the fly-around by STS-88

STS088-365-012 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS taken during th...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overview of the International Space Station (ISS) stack in orbit taken during the fly-around by the STS-88 crew. Side view with an Earth limb in the bac... more

STS088-703-022 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-022 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-703-055 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-055 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-703-005 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-005 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-365-033 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS taken during the fly-around by STS-88

STS088-365-033 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS taken during th...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overview of the International Space Station (ISS) stack in orbit taken during the fly-around by the STS-88 crew. Side view against darkness (-YA module ... more

STS088-703-066 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-066 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-368-005 - STS-088 - Views of the free-flying ISS stack taken during fly-around by STS-88 mission

STS088-368-005 - STS-088 - Views of the free-flying ISS stack taken du...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the International Space Station (ISS) in orbit taken during the fly around by the STS-88 crew including: end-on view of Pressurized Mating Adap... more

STS088-365-015 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS taken during the fly-around by STS-88

STS088-365-015 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS taken during th...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overview of the International Space Station (ISS) stack in orbit taken during the fly-around by the STS-88 crew. Side view with an Earth limb in the bac... more

STS088-369-003 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS stack taken during fly-around by STS-90

STS088-369-003 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS stack taken dur...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the International Space Station (ISS) in orbit taken during the fly around by the STS-88 crew including: View looking down the length of plane ... more

STS088-337-024 - STS-088 - View taken during flyaround of ISS stack

STS088-337-024 - STS-088 - View taken during flyaround of ISS stack

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISS stack taken during the flyaround including: Node 1/Unity, Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA)1 and FGB/ Zarya modules (-YA module side). S... more

STS088-337-023 - STS-088 - View taken during flyaround of ISS stack

STS088-337-023 - STS-088 - View taken during flyaround of ISS stack

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISS stack taken during the flyaround including: Node 1/Unity, Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA)1 and FGB/ Zarya modules (-YA module side). S... more

STS088-372-033 - STS-088 - Views of the ISS stack in orbit taken during STS-88 flyaround

STS088-372-033 - STS-088 - Views of the ISS stack in orbit taken durin...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (consisting of the Node 1/Unity and FGB/Zarya modules) in orbit taken during the flyaround by the ST... more

STS088-366-028 - STS-088 - View of the ISS modules in the Endeavour's payload bay

STS088-366-028 - STS-088 - View of the ISS modules in the Endeavour's ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Close-up views of the International Space Station Modules (Node 1/ Unity and FGB/Zarya) in the Endeavour's payload bay (+ZA module side) including: Exte... more

STS088-372-030 - STS-088 - Views of the ISS stack in orbit taken during STS-88 flyaround

STS088-372-030 - STS-088 - Views of the ISS stack in orbit taken durin...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (consisting of the Node 1/Unity and FGB/Zarya modules) in orbit taken during the flyaround by the ST... more

STS088-366-034 - STS-088 - View of the ISS modules in the Endeavour's payload bay

STS088-366-034 - STS-088 - View of the ISS modules in the Endeavour's ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Close-up views of the International Space Station Modules (Node 1/ Unity and FGB/Zarya) in the Endeavour's payload bay (+ZA module side) including: View... more

STS088-703-009 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-009 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-703-046 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assembly

STS088-703-046 - STS-088 - View of the ISS stack in orbit after assemb...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) stack (Node 1/Unity and FGB/ Zarya modules) in orbit over the Earth after their assembly during the STS-88... more

STS088-365-004 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS taken during the fly-around by STS-88

STS088-365-004 - STS-088 - View of the free-flying ISS taken during th...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overview of the International Space Station (ISS) stack in orbit taken during the fly-around by the STS-88 crew. Views were taken at different angles in... more