NICE LITTLE NUMBER ISS is 20 YEARS OLD
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 21st November 2018
1 20 The number of years ago NAASA launched the International Space Station on 20 November 1998
2 .16 The number of nations were involved in its construction. In addition to the US and Russia, those were: Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
3 136 the number of space flights from seven different types of craft were deployed to deliver parts to the engineers. The large modules were delivered on 42 assembly flights: 37 on US shuttles, five on Russian Proton and Soyuz rockets.
4 357 The length in feet of the space station – just a yard short of a full-length American football field. The largest man made object in space
5 419,725kg the weight of the ISS including the weight of spacecrafts, of which it can accommodate as many as six at any one time.
6 £93.4bn is the cost of the ISS. It is the single most expensive object ever built
7 3 The rating of the ISS when considering the brightness in the night sky. It is the third brightest object in the night sky after the moon and Venus.
8 4.791 miles per second, is the speed of the ISS fast enough to go to the moon and back in a single day
9 90 minutes is the length of time it takes ISS to orbit the earth, or 16 times in a 24-hour period, meaning it passes through 16 sunsets and sunrises per day. It passes over 90 per cent of the earth’s population in the course of its orbital path.
10 230 The number of people from 18 nations have visited the ISS and it has been continuously occupied since November 2000
11 665 days The number of days Peggy Whitson of Nasa spent on ISS breaking the record for the longest stay in space on 2 September 2017, before returning to earth the next day.
12 32,333 cubic feet, is the ISS internal pressurised volume which is roughly equivalent to that of a Boeing 747 passenger jet.
13 350,000, the number of sensors on boarde fed into software checking in on crew health and safety.
14 50 computers are housed in the ISS and eight miles of wire, enough to run around the perimeter of Central Park in New York City.
Two none number facts:
The ISS provided the set for the first music video ever shot outside of our atmosphere when commander Chris Hadfield made a short film set to David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” up there in May 2013.
To mark its turning 20, the ISS is getting a Refabricator for a birthday present. The device is a hybrid recycler and 3D printer that melts plastics down so that new tools can be created.
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.” ~Mary Kay Ash
Happiness is…floating in space as an astronaut
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
I said to my mother-in-law ‘My house is your house’. She said ‘Get the hell off my property.’ – Joan Rivers
Love is… What you hang on to
TRACK OF THE DAY
Space Oddity – David Bowie
Highest Chart Position: No.1 8th November 1975
WHAT DAY IS IT?
Wednesday 21st November 2018
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