Space Station Crews Mark Three Years Aboard|
In a period that has exemplified the benefits of international cooperation
in space, the International Space Station will complete a third year
of permanent human presence aboard on Sunday, Nov. 2.
The third year
of humans living aboard the station has been marked by the perseverance
of the orbiting laboratory and international partnership through
the tragedy of the Columbia accident.
that continuously pushes the boundaries of human achievement can
have times of both great triumph and great tragedy. The space agencies
and nations around the world that are our partners in the Station
understand that and they have experienced it," ISS Program Manager
Bill Gerstenmaier said. "The perseverance of crewed operations aboard
the Station this year has brought the partnership closer together,
and it will strengthen the Station through both the improvements
in safety that we plan and the lessons we learn together." MORE
During his time aboard the Station, Expedition 6 NASA
ISS Science Officer Don Pettit found a way to share his
love of science through the Internet. Check out the Saturday
Morning Science archives, which include his notes,
photos and videos.
Musings from Space|
Expedition 7 NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu shared his
experiences in space with a series of letters he called
Earthlings!" Several of his letters focus on the everchanging
views from the Station's windows.
6 and Expedition
7 took time to answer questions posed to them via the Human
Space Flight Web's Ask the Expert feature. Also during Year
3, flight controllers at NASA's ISS
Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas, began to answer