Space Station: Wonder ABOVE World

December 6, 1998 — fifteen years ago — humanity started construction on our human outpost, the International Space Station. Fifteen countries put aside cultural and political differences to join forces to create humanity’s greatest engineering feat. We built each section of Station in orbit. Pretty amazing, don’t you think? And when we plugged everything in (so to speak), it worked! Not at all like my experience with stringing Christmas lights.

To celebrate the 15th anniversary, here are a few pics of Station through the years — from infancy to maturity. Enjoy.

Space Station 2011

Space Station 2011

Space Station 2010

Space Station 2010

Space Station 2010

Space Station 2010

Space Station 2010 (Shadow of Space Shuttle Endeavour)

Space Station 2010 (Shadow of Space Shuttle Endeavour)

Space Station 2009

Space Station 2009

Space Station 2009 (Can you find Endeavour's shadow?)

Space Station 2009 (Can you find Endeavour’s shadow?)

Space Station 2009

Space Station 2009

Space Station 2008

Space Station 2008

Space Station 2008

Space Station 2008

Space Station 2008

Space Station 2008

Space Station 2007

Space Station 2007

Space Station 2007

Space Station 2007. Can you see Endeavour’s shadow?

Space Station 2007

Space Station 2007

Space Station 2007

Space Station 2007

Space Station 2007

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Space Station 2006

Space Station 2006

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Space Station 2005

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One response to “Space Station: Wonder ABOVE World

  1. matthiasgschmitt@gmail.com

    So cool Beth you put this chronology together! Amazing what people can achieve if they collaborate and work together!

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