International Space Station Celebrates 100,000 Orbits

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The International Space Station celebrated a major milestone Monday — 100,000 orbits.

Those orbits around the globe add up to more than 4.6 billion kilometers — or 10 round trips from Earth to Mars, according to NASA.

Since the first module was launched 17 years ago, 222 astronauts and cosmonauts from the U.S., Canada, Russia, Europe and Japan have lived aboard the space station.

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SOURCE: VOA News