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International Space Station

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

(ISS)

The 430-tonne orbiting space station being constructed by the USA, Russia, Japan, Canada, Brazil, and Europe (16 nations and around 100 000 workers in all). The final cost...

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Mir

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

A Soviet space station, launched in 1986 and designed to be permanently manned. The name is Russian, literally ‘peace’.

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Sputnik

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ˈspǝtnik; ˈspoot-

n. each of a series of Soviet artificial satellites, the first of which (launched on October 4, 1957) was the first satellite to be placed in orbit.

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