International Space Centre Update – July 5th 2012
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The International Space Station (ISS), is a joint venture between five space agencies, NASA, the Russian Federal Space Agency, the Japanese or JAXA, the European ESA, and the Canadian CSA. The ISS has been continuously occupied for almost 12 years. It serves as a space environment research laboratory in which crew members conduct experiments in biology, physics, astronomy and other fields. The station is also suited for the testing of spacecraft systems and equipment required for missions to the Moon and Mars. Here are the latest updates as of July 5th.
The current crew are known as ‘Expedition 32’ will eventually consist of 6 crew members. In total over 200 people have visited the ISS and there have been around 140 launches to the station.