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ISS

ISS

The International Space Station is a habitable satellite built with the cooperation of 16 countries.

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Keywords

space station, ISS, International Space Station, Cupola, Destiny, module, Zarya, Unity, Zvezda, Tranquility, astronaut, space suit, spacewalk, solar panel, gyroscope, battery, astrophysics, space research, astronomy, geography, physics

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Questions

  • What does ISS mean?
  • What is the function of the Destiny module?
  • What is the function of the Harmony module?
  • What is the function of the Unity module?
  • What is the function of the Zarya module?
  • Since when has the ISS been inhabited?
  • What does NASA mean?
  • When was the first module of the ISS launched?
  • Which of these was the first research module of the ISS?
  • Where was the Canadarm2 robot arm manufactured?
  • What is the energy source of the ISS?
  • What devices convert solar energy into electric current on the ISS?
  • Is it true that the habitable modules are filled with air with a composition and pressure identical to that on Earth?
  • How many toilets are there on the ISS (as of 2013)?
  • Is it true that the ISS is positioned so that the solar panels always face the Earth?
  • Is it true that the ISS is positioned so that the living quarters always face the Earth?
  • How many sunrises and sunsets do astronauts on board the ISS see?
  • What is the function of the Zvezda module?
  • Which of these was the first module of the ISS?
  • What is the orbital altitude of the ISS?
  • How long does it take for the ISS to complete one orbit around the Earth?
  • Which country´s space agency is NASA?
  • What is the function of the Kibo PM?
  • Where was the Kibo module manufactured?
  • What do astronauts wear during spacewalks?
  • What is the common word for the extra-vehicular activity of astronauts?
  • What is the main robot arm of the ISS called?
  • What is the observatory module launched in 2010 called?
  • How many windows does the Cupola observatory module have?
  • Which property of the air is not controlled by the life support system of the ISS?
  • What is not one of the functions of the life support system of the ISS?

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