This is an artist's drawing of the space station. You can see the solar arrays such as the ones Endeavor will bring in December to the Alpha space station.
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Life Found on the ISS
News story originally written on November 20, 2000
Three men are living on the the International Space Station (ISS). They've been living there for about 2 weeks now. For the next 4 months, Russian astronauts Yuri P. Gidzenko and Sergei K. Krikalev
and American commander, William M. Shepherd
, will call the ISS their home. Would you like to live in space for 4 months?
The ISS has been officially named Alpha.
The Alpha station is now the size of three school buses in length. In time it will be the length of a football field. It will become the brightest object in the night sky next to the Sun and the Moon.
The Shuttle Endeavour is going to visit the space station December 2, 2000. The shuttle will bring supplies to the station.
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