International Space Station
The International Space Station is planned for assembly completion in 2010. It is a unique partnership between the U.S., Russia, European Space Agency, Japan, and Canada.
The ISS is the largest facility ever built in space. It has a full-time crew of six and robust capabilities for microgravity research, including bioreactors, freezers, glove boxes, and special-purpose facilities. Examples include:
- Combustion Integrated Rack includes an optics bench, combustion chamber, fuel and oxidizer control, and five cameras.