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International Space Station

The International Space Station with ESA’s Columbus laboratory flies 400 km high at speeds that defy gravity – literally. At 28 800 km/h it only takes 90 minutes for the weightless laboratory to make a complete circuit of Earth. Astronauts working and living on the Station experience 16 sunrises and sunsets each day.

International Space Station

European link to historic launch

This weekend two unassuming LAN cables from Europe will witness spaceflight history as they accompany NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station on the first crewed SpaceX Crew Dragon flight.

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