The International Space Station is a great international, technological and political achievement. It is an important step in humankind's quest to explore and live in space. The results of the research done on the space station may be applied in various areas of science. The applied research enables us to improve life on this planet and gives us the experience and understanding that eventually can equip us to journey to other worlds.
This full-color book provides a broad overview of the station's complex configuration, design and component systems, as well as the sophisticated procedures required in the station's construction and operation.