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The International Space Station Celebrates 15 Years of Human Life In Space

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Today marks 15 years of continuous residency aboard the International Space Station. How exciting is that?!  

On November 2nd, 2000, NASA astronaut William Shepherd and Roscosmos cosmonauts Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev became the first crew (Expedition 1) aboard the International Space Station. In that time, more than 200 people from 15 countries have visited the station.

Expedition 1, the first space station crew, poses inside the Zvezda service module with a model of the young International Space Station. Pictured in December 2000 (from left) are Commander William Shepherd and Flight Engineers Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev. - Via NASA
Expedition 1, the first space station crew, poses inside the Zvezda service module with a model of the young International Space Station. Pictured in December 2000 (from left) are Commander William Shepherd and Flight Engineers Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev. – Photo via NASA

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15 fun facts about the ISS:

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Assembly Time Lapse of the ISS:

Here are 15 stunning photos from NASA Johnson’s Flickr page:

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