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International Space Station Celebrates 20 Years of Occupancy

Tech | Reuters | November 20, 2018, 2:09 pm
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 The International Space Station (ISS) photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking. NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Ricky Arnold and Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev executed a fly around of the orbiting laboratory to take pictures of the station before returning home after spending 197 days in space. (Image: Reuters)

The International Space Station (ISS) photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking. NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Ricky Arnold and Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev executed a fly around of the orbiting laboratory to take pictures of the station before returning home after spending 197 days in space. (Image: Reuters)

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 The Cygnus cargo ship nears the robotic arm at the International Space Station in this NASA image. (Image: Reuters)

The Cygnus cargo ship nears the robotic arm at the International Space Station in this NASA image. (Image: Reuters)

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 NASA astronaut Scott Kelly corrals the supply of fresh fruit that arrived on the Kounotori 5 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-5). Visiting cargo ships often carry a small cache of fresh food for crew members aboard the International Space Station. (Image: Reuters)

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly corrals the supply of fresh fruit that arrived on the Kounotori 5 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-5). Visiting cargo ships often carry a small cache of fresh food for crew members aboard the International Space Station. (Image: Reuters)

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 A photo taken by European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Tim Peake aboard the International Space Station shows an Aurora over northern Canada, taken from a point just north of Vancouver. (Image: Reuters)

A photo taken by European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Tim Peake aboard the International Space Station shows an Aurora over northern Canada, taken from a point just north of Vancouver. (Image: Reuters)

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 Astronaut Mike Hopkins, Expedition 38 Flight Engineer, is shown in this handout photo provided by NASA as he participates in the second of two spacewalks. The scheduled spacewalks were designed to allow the crew to change out a faulty water pump on the exterior of the Earth-orbiting International Space Station. (Image: Reuters)

Astronaut Mike Hopkins, Expedition 38 Flight Engineer, is shown in this handout photo provided by NASA as he participates in the second of two spacewalks. The scheduled spacewalks were designed to allow the crew to change out a faulty water pump on the exterior of the Earth-orbiting International Space Station. (Image: Reuters)

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 One of two Soyuz spacecrafts docked with the International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by a crew member aboard the station while Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-127) was docked with the station in this NASA handout photo. (Image: Reuters)

One of two Soyuz spacecrafts docked with the International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by a crew member aboard the station while Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-127) was docked with the station in this NASA handout photo. (Image: Reuters)

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 Aurora is captured in this photo taken from the International Space Station and posted by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst to social media. Crewmembers on the space station photograph the Earth from their unique point of view located 200 miles above the surface. (Image: Reuters)

Aurora is captured in this photo taken from the International Space Station and posted by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst to social media. Crewmembers on the space station photograph the Earth from their unique point of view located 200 miles above the surface. (Image: Reuters)

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 A large lightning strike on Earth lights up solar panels on the International Space Station in this NASA picture taken by astronaut Kjell Lindgren. (Image: Reuters)

A large lightning strike on Earth lights up solar panels on the International Space Station in this NASA picture taken by astronaut Kjell Lindgren. (Image: Reuters)

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 The International Space Station (ISS) photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking. (Image: Reuters)

The International Space Station (ISS) photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking. (Image: Reuters)

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 A photo taken by a member of the Expedition 52 crew aboard the International Space Station shows one of the 16 sunrises they experience every day while orbiting Earth. (Image: Reuters)

A photo taken by a member of the Expedition 52 crew aboard the International Space Station shows one of the 16 sunrises they experience every day while orbiting Earth. (Image: Reuters)

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 The space shuttle Discovery is pictured after it undocked from the International Space Station, in this photograph taken more than 200 miles above Earth. (Image: Reuters)

The space shuttle Discovery is pictured after it undocked from the International Space Station, in this photograph taken more than 200 miles above Earth. (Image: Reuters)

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 The International Space Station (ISS) photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking. (Image: Reuters)

The International Space Station (ISS) photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking. (Image: Reuters)

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