• Question: how long has the iss been in space?

    Asked by comandopro456 to Anne, Beth, COLFlight, Jon, Tom on 12 Oct 2015.
    • Photo: Beth Healey

      Beth Healey answered on 12 Oct 2015:

      Hello! This is Adrianos from Greece, I am Beth’s predecessor as a research doctor at Concordia Station, Antarctica and I am filling in for her today due to connectivity problems over there.

      The ISS is made up of many compartments, the first of which was called “Zarya” and launched into space in 1998, some 17 years now! New modules were added one by one ever since to make the Station grow bigger in capacity and host humans. The first astronauts arrived at the ISS in the year 2000.

      On a clear night you can probably spot the ISS in the sky: It will look as a little bright star, moving rather fast. You have to know when and where to look, so this page might help: http://iss.astroviewer.net/observation.php !

    • Photo: Columbus Flight Directors

      Columbus Flight Directors answered on 12 Oct 2015:

      Simon: Hey Comandopro456! Adrianos said it! Actually for looking at ISS. Be aware that this week is a good week to see ISS from the UK about 30mins after Sunset… Ive seen it once today already from Munich ;-)!