Fascinating Facts About the International Space Station

The ISS is Made of Many Compartments

14. The ISS is Made of Many Compartments

The ISS isn’t like a normal building or aircraft. It’s made up of hundreds of major and minor components, making the ISS the largest manned object ever put into space.

It took almost 15 years between 1998 and 2012 to finish the 32,333 cubic feet space station. It’s four times larger than the Russian space station MIR and five times larger than the U.S. station Skylab.

In total, the ISS has a pressurized volume of 32,333 cubic feet, making it about the same size as a Boeing 747. And since you’re weightless, it means you have even more space to enjoy.

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