Station Marks Human Presence Milestone
On Nov. 2, 2001, the International
Space Station marks a milestone in space history -- one full year of continuous
international human presence in orbit that has seen the station become
the largest, most sophisticated and most powerful spacecraft ever built.
In its first year of permanent
occupation, the International Space Station was home to nine long-term
residents, including five Russian cosmonauts and four NASA astronauts.
Six space shuttle
crews and three Soyuz taxi crews visited the station during
the first year.
Space station residents and visitors had a lot to say
about the new outpost.
the most forward deployed citizens of Earth at this moment… we are opening
a gateway to space for all humankind."
Expedition One crew
Dec. 29, 2000
Several new structures
and modules were added to the station, transforming its appearance and
Visit the International
Space Station gallery for videos, photos and other imagery of the developing
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