Follow the International Space Station's (ISS) construction and development history from this infographic provided by Space.com. Read about the construction of the most complex space project ever undertaken.
Backdropped by rugged Earth terrain, the International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an STS-130 crew member on space shuttle Endeavour after the station and shuttle began their post-undocking relative separation.
Soyuz 'Fast Track': How 1-Day Space Station Trips Work (Infographic)Credit: Karl Tate, Space.com Infographics ArtistThe Soyuz spacecraft can fly autonomously in orbit for only about four days total, so the faster rendezvous frees up more fuel, oxygen and other supplies for possible use in an emergency. [Full Story]
Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin took part in 'extravehicular activity' at the International Space Station on 24 June. During the spacewalk, which lasted six hours and 34 minutes, Yurchikhin and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin replaced an ageing control panel for the cooling system of the Russian Zarya module. They also installed clamps for power cables in preparations for a new laboratory module. Photograph: ISS/NASA