International Space Station. Intriguing facts and surprising details about our orbiting tribute to peace and science.
Video Transcription – ISS FACTS
The ISS orbits earth at approximately 250 miles above the surface.
To maintain orbit, the ISS moves at 17,500 mph.
At that speed the ISS orbits around the Earth every 90 minutes.
This means 16 sunrises and sunsets every 24 hours.
The astronauts must exercise two hours per day to counteract the effects of low gravity on their body.
The ISS has a life boat in case of emergencies. The Russian Soyuz spacecraft.
The ISS is in constant freefall. Speed and thrust are used to maintain its orbit.
Astronauts typically stay on the ISS for six months.
The ISS has been occupied nonstop since November 2000.
The ISS produces its own oxygen via Electrolysis: splitting water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen. (The water is sourced from water on the station, including urine, sweat, and water used in bathing. It is then filtered onboard for reuse, and creating oxygen)
The ISS has contributed to numerous advancements in biology physics, medicine and technology
Video editing, graphics and script: Jef Gray
Production: International Peace and Film Festival