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The International Space Station


The ISS is an endeavor led by the United States with 16 other nations. It is the size of two football fields and orbits Earth at 17,500 miles per hour. The station is a huge state-of-the-art laboratory for researching and developing new technologies. It will also be an indispensable stepping stone for future endeavors into space, such as returning to the Moon and establishing a human presence on Mars.

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