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What is International Space Station ? what are the objectives of ISS?

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Asked by joyesh chakraborty, 28 Jan '11 02:26 pm
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The International Space Station will establish laboratory complex in orbit, in the station's six laboratories will lead to discoveries in medicine, materials and fundamental science that will benefit people all over the world. The station also will serve as a step in preparation for future space exploration. Examples of U.S. research that will be performed aboard the station are:

Protein crystal studies:
More pure protein crystals may be grown in space than on Earth. Analysis of these crystals helps scientists better understand the nature of proteins, enzymes and viruses, perhaps leading to the development of new drugs and a better understanding of the fundamental building blocks of life. This type of research could lead to the study of treatments for cancer, diabetes, emphysema and immune system disorders, and others.
Tissue culture:
Living cells can be grown in a laboratory environment in space where they are not distorted by gravity. NASA already has developed a Biore ...more
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 28 Jan '11 02:28 pm

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The International Space Station is the largest and most complex international scientific project in history. And when it is complete just after the turn of the century, the the station will represent a move of unprecedented scale off the home planet. Led by the United States, the International Space Station draws upon the scientific and technological resources of 16 nations: Canada, Japan, Russia, 11 nations of the European Space Agency and Brazil.
The objectives of ISS is the responsibility for developing and ultimately operating major elements and systems aboard the station. The U.S. elements include three connecting modules, or nodes; a laboratory module; truss segments; four solar arrays; a habitation module; three mating adapters; a cupola; an unpressurized logistics carrier and a centrifuge module. The various systems being developed by the U.S. include thermal control; life support; guidance, navigation and control; data handling; power systems; communications and tracking; gr ...more
Answered by pranesh lahiri, 28 Jan '11 02:38 pm

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