International Space Station completes 100,000th orbit of Earth
The International Space Station is celebrating it’s 100,000 orbit around the Earth, 17½ years in the making.
NASA said these 100,000 orbits are akin to traveling more than 2.6 billion miles. That’s almsot 10 round trips to Mars, or almost one way to Neptune. The station circles the Earth every 90 minutes at a speed of about 17,500 mph (28,000 kph).
The International Space Station is the most complex international scientific project in history. 222 Astronauts have lived or visited the 250-mile-high complex since 2000. Two Americans, three Russians and one Englishman currently call the space station home.