Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Extreme Makeover: Space Station Edition

This week's (tomorrow?) Shuttle launch marks the beginning of some massive construction on the Internation Space Station (ISS). The ISS is currently about half the size it will be when completed. The next four Shuttle missions will add about 40 tons of trusses to the ISS, including two trusses that have 17,000 square feet of solar panels.

There are lots of other facts but Top Men thought you might like to see a movie instead. Here is the best movie we've found for going through the assembly process.

The current state of the ISS comes about a third of the way through the movie (represented by the thumbnail image above.) From then on it's all work to be done in the next few years.

Previous related Wohba links:
Space Station Sightings
Station Identification


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