ISS - The Space Station is a collaboration of 15 nations working together to create a world-class, state-of-the-art orbiting research facility. ISS -The Station is much more than a world-class laboratory; it is an international human experiment.
The International Space Station ISS is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit. It is a modular structure whose first component was launched in 1998. Now the largest artificial body in orbit, it can often be seen at the appropriate time with the naked eye from Earth. The ISS consists of pressurised modules, external trusses, solar arrays and other components. ISS components have been launched by American Space Shuttles as well as Russian Proton and Soyuz rockets.