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Checking the world map on the computer, they discovered they were heading southeast out of Canada and would be passing over New England soon. Commander Culbertson rushed around the International Space Station to find a window that would give him a view of New York City, discovering the one in Tyurin’s cabin provided the best view. He grabbed a video camera and began filming. It was approximately 9:30 CDT, 10:30 on 9/11/2001 at the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
When completed, the ISS will be able to house up to seven astronauts. It will have the following major components:
•Control Module (Zarya) or Functional Cargo Block - contains propulsion (two rocket engines), command and control systems
•Nodes (three) - connect major portions of the ISS
•Service Module (Zvezda) - contains living quarters and life support for early parts of the ISS, docking ports for Progress resupply ships and rocket engines for attitude control and re-boost
•Scientific Laboratories (six) - contain scientific equipment and a robotic arm to move payload on an outside platform
•Laboratory Module - shirt-sleeve environment facility for research on microgravity, life sciences, Earth sciences and space sciences
•Truss - long, tower-like spine for attaching modules, payloads and systems equipment
•Mobile Servicing System - robotic system that will move along the truss; equipped with remote arm for assembly and maintenance activities
•Transfer Vehicles - a Soyuz capsule and a Crew Return Vehicle (X-38) for emergency evacuation
•Electrical Power System - solar panels and equipment for generating, storing, managing and distributing electrical power
...but there are engines on the space station...
Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by Anti-Evil
People with no understanding of orbital mechanics, unite!!!
Folks....the ISS has no engines. It cannot alter its orbital trajectory. Those who think it can are sorely misinformed.
A cargo ship docked at the International Space Station (ISS) fired its engine Wednesday, raising the space research platform into a higher orbit to prepare for the arrival of two spacecraft in upcoming months.
The unmanned Progress 17 spacecraft, a supply ship that docked at the ISS on March 2, fired its engines at 10:27 a.m. EDT (1427 GMT) to boost the space station 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) further from Earth into an orbit that reaches 226 miles (363 kilometers) at its highest point, NASA officials said.
The orbital boost prepared the ISS for the June docking of Progress 18, the next Russian cargo ship to deliver space station equipment and supplies, as well as the expected July arrival of the space shuttle Discovery and its STS-114 crew.