NASA offers online space station guide

July 19, 2007

The International Space Station is now accessible in cyberspace, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced Thursday.

NASA has launched its Interactive Space Station Reference Guide -- a tool that provides in-depth views both inside and outside the orbiting laboratory.

The guide provides an up-to-date interactive overview of the station's complex configuration, design and component systems and includes a video introduction and narration by NASA astronaut Mike Fincke, who lived aboard the station for six months as an Expedition 9 science officer and flight engineer.

The NASA interactive guide also explains how space station crews eat, sleep and exercise while in orbit; how the space station is built and operates; and a 360-degree tour of the station with a view of each of the station's pressurized modules.

A library of printable fact sheets providing up-to-date information about the station is also available.

The guide is available at>

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

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