Chances are, you’ve heard of the ISS (International Space Station). It’s one of the most famous spacecrafts in the world. But what exactly is it?

WHAT DOES IT DO?                                                                                                                                   The ISS is important because of two main reasons. (1) It allows humans to live in space and allow NASA scientists back on earth to be able to identify outer space’s effects on their bodies and (2) allow inhabitants of it to perform research that can’t be done in any location on earth. This produces products in everyday life, called ‘spinoffs’. The International Space Station is also one of NASA’s first steps towards the exploration of other planets.

The ISS is one of the most important manmade creations in the world, aiding scientific researchers in exploration and maybe even colonization of other worlds.